Vincent Moon "Rituals"

Part of CTM 2016


Vincent Moon is a wanderer, independent filmmaker and sound researcher devoted to the exploration of global music-making practices, from experiments in electronic music to local sacred rituals involving or centred on sound. Sufism in Chechnya or Ethiopia, Ayahuasca rituals in Peru, trance in Brazil, Jathilan in Indonesia and Len Dong in Vietnam—the broadness of Moon’s work has relied for decades on his own travels and experiences rather than on academics, and allows for thematic connections across eras and worlds. Commissioned by CTM, his multi-screen film installation will enlace themes of timeworn trance rituals and the sacred in modern life into a synthesis of new findings. Vincent Moon takes also part in the CTM 2016 Opening Concert.

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.

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Supported by Institut français.

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.


  • Past
    Sat 30.1.2016, 18:00 / HAU2
    Mon 1.2.2016, 15:00 / HAU2
    Tue 2.2.2016, 15:00 / HAU2
    Wed 3.2.2016, 15:00 / HAU2
    Thu 4.2.2016, 15:00 / HAU2
    Fri 5.2.2016, 15:00 / HAU2
    Sat 6.2.2016, 15:00 / HAU2
    Sun 7.2.2016, 15:00 / HAU2


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