The first programme announcement for CTM 2018 – Turmoil is out now – with much more to follow. From 26 January – 4 February 2018, the festival returns to its constellation of exciting nightlife and cultural venues in Berlin, including HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, and Festsaal Kreuzberg. CTM 2018 early-bird
passes are now on sale.
Since its early days, CTM Festival has featured music and art that acts as a mirror for social and political conditions. Our 2018 theme, Turmoil, builds on the insights of 2017’s Fear Anger Love, and continues its inquiry into the potential of sound and music to invigorate resilience and awareness at a time when we have begun normalising the ongoing barrage of political, social, and environmental crises and the resulting disquiet that resonates through our on- and offline lives.
CTM 2018 Turmoil explores the state of music and sound practice in the face of a confusing and critical present: What is the sound of turmoil? What are aesthetics of tumult? Which other sonic and musical responses could we conceive of to counter the current overload of agitation? As it inquires into these questions, this CTM edition also renews and strengthens a commitment to welcoming a wide range of artists and audiences with diverse backgrounds.
First artists and projects confirmed for CTM 2018
Cevdet Erek [TR]
DJ Panic [NL]
Ernest Berk Retrospective by Company Christoph Winkler, with group A, Rashad Becker - Fan Site & Pan Daijing, Ian Helliwell, Patrick Primavesi [INT]
Jace Clayton presents Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner [US]
JANA RUSH [US]
Medusa's Bed – Official: Lydia Lunch, Zahra Mani & Mia Zabelka [INT]
Nadah El Shazly ندى الشاذلي [EG]
Rashaad Newsome presents "FIVE Berlin" [US]
SWAN MEAT [US/DE]
V I O L E N C E [US]
Zorka Wollny & Andrzej Wasilewski [PL/DE]
With CTM Radio Lab commission winner
“The Physical Mind” by Teun Vonk [NL]
"Boem Boem" by Philip Vermeulen [NL]
Three open calls are currently running:
* MusicMakers Hacklab with Peter Kirn and Ioann Maria, which seeks musicians, coders, psychologists etc that are interested in collaboratively exploring the AI-oriented theme, “The Hacked Mind”: http://tinyurl.com/y9ydawmo
* Research Networking Day that invites junior senior researchers/scientists to present their findings linked to the Turmoil theme: http://tinyurl.com/y8ms7eck
*Vorspiel 2018 that seeks Berlin initiatives interested in participating in a citywide pre-festival programme: http://tinyurl.com/yaeapt78
This year, CTM 2018 will also team up with MONOM, Berlin’s new centre for spatial sound, to present a collaborative programme in 4DSOUND. Their special CTM programme will be revealed in our next announcement. Of note to local Berliners, MONOM will open their doors with a launch event of their own on 1 December at Funkhaus Berlin.
Stay tuned for the second CTM 2017 announcement in November. The full CTM 2017 programme will be available in January 2017.