(Re)Empowering Music Ecosystems

Discourse Module

Over three days of talks, panels, and discussions, this series will examine resistant, insistent, and persistent practices in music. Touching on themes of agency, resistance, collaboration, and independence, "(Re)Empowering Music Ecosystems" spans subcultural histories, artist toolkits, pressing critiques, and possible ways forward. Identifying new technologies and platforms that could be beneficial, this module examines theoretical considerations and practical examples of how communities and scenes could reclaim on- and offline spaces for creative independence, re-imagining today’s music landscape and our places within it. 

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).

Resistance, Insistence and Persistence: Music, Creativity and Cultures of the City

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Sun 27.01.2019, 13:00

Geoff Stahl, Pete Webb, Rosa Reitsamer, Anja Schwanhäußer

Music, Power & Platforms

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Sun 27.01.2019, 15:00

Liz Pelly

Protocols: Duty, Despair and Decentralisation

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Sun 27.01.2019, 16:00

Mat Dryhurst

Decentralised Music Culture

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Sun 27.01.2019, 17:00

Liz Pelly, Mat Dryhurst, Lisa Blanning

Web 3.0: New Revenue Models for Content Creators

Kunstquartier Projektraum, Thu 31.01.2019, 14:00

Des Martin

Re-decentralising Ways of Networking

Kunstquartier Projektraum, Thu 31.01.2019, 15:00

Zenna Fiscella

Sustaining Independent Journalism

Kunstquartier Projektraum, Thu 31.01.2019, 16:00

Ursula O'Kuinghttons

Admin for Artists

Kunstquartier Projektraum, Fri 01.02.2019, 15:00

Alternative Models: Festivals

Kunstquartier Projektraum, Fri 01.02.2019, 15:30

Artur Mendes, Ferry Roseboom, Signe Wehl, Thomas Jepsen

Blockchain My Art

Kunstquartier Projektraum, Fri 01.02.2019, 16:30

Maxime Faget

Alternative Models: Booking Agencies

Kunstquartier Projektraum, Fri 01.02.2019, 17:00

Christine Tran, Keira Sinclair, Pedro Marum