CTM Berlin – Festival for Adventurous Music and Art

Robert Henke performing as Monolake at MUTEK i...

Source: CTM 2017.

A major aim of the CTM Festival since its inception has been to make space for radical forms of musical expression and dissonant emotions. Under the title FEAR ANGER LOVE, CTM 2017 will focus explicitly on such emotions found in or through music and will examine the diverse strategies that are applied to unleash or harness them. With special projects and commissions, performances, an intensive daytime programme and an outlook that continues to search the fringes of current music geographies, CTM 2017 will examine the unhinging and emancipatory potential of resonant (musical) emotion to recurrently question and challenge the status quo.

From 27 January – 5 February 2017, CTM 2017 Fear Anger Love returns to its constellation of exciting nightlife and cultural venues in Berlin, including HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, Yaam, and Heimathafen Neukölln. Early Bird passes are now available until quantities last.

The CTM 2017 music programme will feature:

Actress [UK]
“Bight of the Twin,” film by Hazel Hill McCarthy III [US]
CTM x Set [IR] feat Sote with Arash Bolouri, Behrou Pashaei and Tarik Barri, Siavash Amini, 9T Antiope
Enrique Tomás – “Embodied Gestures” [ES]
Gazelle Twin – “Kingdome Come” [UK]
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge with Aaron Dilloway [UK/US]
Julian Bonequi – “The Death of the Anthropocene [MX]
Monolake – “VLSI Surround” [DE]
Moor Mother [US]
NON Worldwide [INT] in collaboration with Ligia Lewis, feat. Chino Amobi, Nkisi, Angel Ho, Dedekind Cut, Embaci, DJ Lady Lane
Princess Nokia [US]
Rima Najdi with Kathy Alberici and Ana Nieves Moya – “Happy New Fear” [INT]
Tanya Tagaq [CA]
Thomas Ankersmit – “INFRA” [NL]
Tommy Genesis [CA]
Vomir [FR]

As well as the world premiere installation: “SOL” by Kurt Hentschläger [AT]
CTM enters the cavernous Halle am Berghain for the first time for the world premiere of Kurt Hentschläger’s “SOL,” an installation that builds on loss of control, shifts in awareness and feelings of dislocation and timelessness.

And the CTM 2017 exhibition: “Critical Constellations of the Audio-Machine in Mexico” by Carlos Prieto Acevedo
The exhibition, titled “Critical Constellations of the Audio-Machine in Mexico,” will be created in close collaboration with researcher and curator Carlos Prieto Acevedo [MX]. It traces the history and current state of electronic music and sound art in Mexico. It pays special attention to the interactions between sonic imaginaries and the nation’s collective struggles with survival, fragility and identity.