Discourse Module

Amidst social, cultural, and political tumult, how are music communities and subcultures forced to adapt? How do they evolve in the face of various threats, challenges, and grievances? With "Resilience," a series of talks will examine the persistence of sound and its cultures, considering what threats contemporary platforms and technologies pose, what forms of resilience may be questionable or unwelcome, the messy role of compliance in survival, and how sound might help us imagine possible futures.

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).

Melodies Wander Around as Ghosts: On Playlist Ambience

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Thu 31.01.2019, 13:00

Paul Rekret

Resilience, Sonic Patriarchy, & Feminist Melancholies

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Thu 31.01.2019, 14:30

Robin James

The Sonic Volume as a Sphere of Non-resilience

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Thu 31.01.2019, 16:00

Salomé Voegelin

The Other Citizen

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Thu 31.01.2019, 17:00

Brandon LaBelle