How do sounds and frequencies affect us?
Through its Un Tune theme, CTM 2015 aims to engage with the direct bodily effects of frequencies, sound, and music as well as with their synergistic effects with other sensory stimuli. The festival will thus highlight, more than ever, the adventurous, exploratory side of music and art. Artistic experimentation with the affective and somatic effects of sounds and frequencies opens up possibilities of tuning and de-tuning the composite that interconnects body, matter, energy and (musical) machines – and of exploring our perception.
‘Un Tune’ also serves as an overarching metaphor that refers to the potentials that might be unlocked by temporarily destabilizing our habitual and consensual states.
The 10-day CTM 2015 festival thus shifts the focus from questions of music’s symbolic and cultural significance to questions of the use and functionality of sound and music as affective forces. Somewhere in between physics and cultural semantics, the theme moves from asking "what does music attempt to portray?" to "what effects do sound and frequencies have upon us?". Here’s an overview of the 16th edition programme, to help you find your bearings during the journey:
CTM by Night
The festival’s nighttime music programme connects past, present, and future musical experimentation through several series:
CTM by Day
Transfer is the umbrella name given to CTM’s daytime programme, which bundles the festival’s daytime activities:
CTM Opening Weekend
CTM will hold its Exhibition launch on Friday 23.01 with several of opening performances TBA. The CTM 2015 Opening Concert takes place Saturday 24.01. at HAU1 and is followed by a club night at Yaam.
Before the Festival
Leading straight into CTM and transmediale festivals, Vorspiel takes place from 9.01 – 1.02.2015 as a city-wide programme where a variety Berlin-based initiatives and venues invite the public to a series of exhibition openings, performances, interventions, artist talks, and special events all over the city.
After the Festival
CTM has again collaborated with a diverse range of researchers, journalists and artists in order to create the CTM 2015 Magazine. The collection of essays included in the publication provides deeper reflection into a selection of artists and programmes reflected within the 16th edition's programme.