Political Narratives Through Sound and Listening

Discourse Module

As characteristics of our voices and languages are metricised, measured, calculated, and captured, sound artefacts increasingly contribute to potential violences and violations. Offering new risks for abuse and oppression, sound plays a murky role in today’s political climate. How exactly does it contribute to new threats and anxieties, and conversely, how could it help foster agency? For "Political Narratives Through Sound and Listening," a number of artists and researchers explore the multifaceted, contested roles of sound today.

CTM's Transfer programme supports the festival’s vast musical scope. Transfer takes place at Kunstquartier Bethanien and other venues, 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 Persisting Realities exhibition.


Transfer is funded by Initiative Musik, Senate Department of Culture and Europe, and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Government Agency for Civic Education).

Hymns of Tomorrow: Herkules von Lubumbashi

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Tue 29.01.2019, 15:30

Elia Rediger, Dorine Mokha, Eva-Maria Bertschy, Wolfgang Kaleck

1.977 Ways to Say No

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Tue 29.01.2019, 14:00

Pedro Oliveira

Radio Lab Talk

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Tue 29.01.2019, 17:00

Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman, Israel Martínez, Marcus Gammel