Part of CTM 2016
Part of CTM 2016
This dynamic and evolving concert interweaves different voices, minds and spheres of current sounds and practices from Southeast Asia. Keiji Haino and Kazu Uchihashi will share the stage with Senyawa’s Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi to engage in a multilogue that will shift between solo playing and collaborative performance in various constellations. All of the performers share an investment in the transformative powers of sound and an involvement in the practice of performance as an existential exploration of spirit, identity, and culture. Haino is a Tokyo-based noise-, improv-, and drone musician and guitarist whose long-standing, venerated career has navigated a wide array of styles and instrumentations. Uchihashi is a guitarist and free-improvisor. He is the founder of the band Altered States, the label Innocent Records, and the festival Beyond Innocence. As Senyawa, Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi embody the aural flavours of Javanese music while exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions.
CTM Festival returns to HAU Hebbel am Ufer from 30 January to 7 February. The 17th edition’s music programme is elaborated through intensive collaboration with guest co-curator Rabih Beaini, while the exhibition and discourse programme is created in close collaboration with Swiss-based Norient. Special projects and commissions, as well as artists and sound cultures emanating from less familiar countries and localities and often operating on the fringes of the electronic circuit are featured in greater numbers than ever before. Under the shadow of a global conflict centered on increasingly radical disputes over drawing or dissolving borders, the festival’s “New Geographies” theme aims to explore music and sound practices that respond to these developments, and to provide the conceptual tools needed to approach the complexities of a polycentric, polychromatic, and increasingly hybrid (music) world with greater openness.
The full festival programme is available via www.ctm-festival.de.
CTM 2016 is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, the Musicboard Berlin and the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. In collaboration with transmediale, Kulturprojekte Berlin, SHAPE and SoCCoS.
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