Resisting Fundamentalism

Discourse Module

In the face of highly emotional ideological positions, extreme polarisation, populist propaganda, antagonistic rhetoric, and misinformation, what cultural practices can remain effective without falling into counterproductive rigidities? How can we, as cultural creators, persist against right-wing extremism, nationalism, and racism? Can music and sound practices effectively influence these ideologies? Can they empower us and become fertile ground for political activism?

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).

Bixa Travesty

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Fri 01.02.2019, 18:00

Film by Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman

Artist Talk with Linn da Quebrada

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Fri 01.02.2019, 17:00

Moderator: Stefanie Alisch

Resistance and Dialogue: Navigating Contested Waters

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Fri 01.02.2019, 15:30

Giorgi Ujmajuridze, Derek Debru, IC3PEAK, Stefanie Alisch

Researching the "Populist Turn" in European Mainstream Music

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Fri 01.02.2019, 14:00

Melanie Schiller, Mario Dunkel