CTM's Transfer programme supports the festival’s vast musical scope. Transfer takes place at Kunstquartier Bethanien and other places, and ties together the Discourse series of talks, panels, workshops and screenings; the collaborative MusicMakers Hacklab; several public networking events including the Research Networking Day created together with Humboldt University’s Department of Musicology; and the Critical Constellations of the Audio-Machine in Mexico exhibition, curated by Carlos Prieto Acevedo. The installations "SOL" by Kurt Hentschläger at Halle am Berghain and "Primitives" by Alan Warburton at HAU2 round out the daytime events.
Revolving around the wide range of artistic strategies and movements examined during CTM’s music programme, the interconnected series of Discourse events create a special kind of think tank.
Through panels, lectures, one-on-one interviews, and performances, the Discourse programme stimulates a broad and free-roaming discussion on the ramications of CTM 2017's Fear Anger Love theme from the multiple perspectives of different artists, cultural theorists, writers, lecturers and more. Discourse speakers and participants include: Carlos Sandoval, Elysia Crampton, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Guillermo Galindo, Ipek Ipekcioglu, James Kennaway, Jonna Vuoskoski, Moor Mother, Noah Sow, Nora Kahn & Steven Warwick, Sote, Tactical Tech, Tanya Tagaq & many more.
Transfer is funded by Musicboard Berlin, Initiative Musik and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Government Agency for Civic Education).