Kunstquartier Bethanien & HAU
25.1. – 3.2.2013
Transfer, a new festival component, takes shape as an interdisciplinary laboratory and meeting ground for professionals and members of the general public.
The program bundles CTM’s daytime activities, including the Discourse series of panels, talks and presentations; the MusicMakers Hacklab, a 6-day, open, collaborative environment in which participants learn about new technologies and get their hands on making their own musical inventions; an Education Networking Day for graduate students and professors working in fields of audio, arts, media and related disciplines; contributions from Universities, such as the week-long Pulse Lab II, a collection of works for wave field synthesis by Robert Henke’s Sound Studies masters programme at University of Arts Berlin; and the festival’s Exhibition, which continues running after the festival, well into February.
Initiated by festival partner Iriedaily, the "Lifelines" project kicks of the Transfer programme on Friday, January 25th. Projected within the Kunstquartier Bethanien’s Projektraum, the installation examines cultural exchange within groups. Originally occuring through the migration of large groups or travelling individuals who enriched and inspired their destination, in this digital age visitors are invited to draw their own personal history on a large map of the world, for all to see. The installation was specifically developed by cloud | visual brand entertainment, a company that initiates networks of experts in scientific research, creative coders and visual artists to jointly realise creative technology-based projects.
With most events presented free of charge, the Transfer programme aims to intensify the exchanges between artists, musicians, cultural workers, music technology developers, researchers, students, and industry professionals.
The Transfer programme is made possible by generous support from Initiative Musik and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Political Education), as well as through the invaluable input from and collaboration with Andreas Hofbauer, Annie Goh, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, The Wire, Resident Advisor, Create Digital Music, Electronic Beats, SemiDomesticated, Peter Kirn, Virtual Futures, Robert Henke, Alberto de Campo, Julian Rohrhuber and Hannes Hoelz with students, Ableton, Native Instruments, Fraunhofer IDMT, IOSONO, and Cycling74.