Platform for Emerging European Artists

A renewed initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the SHAPE platform reunites 16 European non-profit organisations active within the ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound network to create a platform that aims to support, promote and exchange innovative and aspiring emergent musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound. The organisation supported a total of 144 artists for three years from 2015 to 2017 and was been renewed for another four years starting in 2018.

SHAPE presents its fifth year at CTM 2019. They support the Network Speed Dating event, the MusicMakers Hacklab, and a series of SHAPE artist performances and talks within the festival programme.

SHAPE Artists at CTM 2019

CTM 2019 will feature performances by a wealth of different SHAPE-supported artists over its ten-day schedule of events. DJ AZF is known as one of the most exciting names in French techno; Erwan Keravec is the Breton piper who fuses folk bagpipe traditions with contemporary music; Lucy Railton bridges electroacoustic and modern classical music through cello experimentation; Maria W Horn, the Swedish composer, distorts time and space through sonic extremes; Sentimental Rave's DJ sets weave together gabber, hard techno, and acerbic rave sounds; Schtum is the duo stretching abrasive sounds to latent breaking points.


The SHAPE platform is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


As If We Remembered

HAU2, Sun 27.01.2019, 19:30

Maja S.K. Ratkje & Katarina Barruk, Erwan Keravec

As If We Were Solitary Selves

HAU2, Mon 28.01.2019, 19:00

Thomas Ankersmit, Lucy Railton

As If We Were Seen

Berghain, Tue 29.01.2019, 21:00

Schtum, John Bence, Croatian Amor, Zoo

SHAPE Artist Talks

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Wed 30.01.2019, 14:00

Maria W Horn, Lucy Railton

As If We Were Kin

HAU1, Wed 30.01.2019, 19:00

Maria W Horn, Colin Self

As If We Had Power

Berghain, Fri 01.02.2019, 22:00

Opium Hum, Gabber Modus Operandi, MCZO & Duke, Sote, Casual Gabberz, Putas Vampiras, Sentimental Rave, DJ AZF

MusicMakers Hacklab – Adaptation

HAU2, Sun 03.02.2019, 16:00

Performances by Hacklab participants