How do sound and music respond to and shape moments of crisis? Do they open up worthwhile avenues for resistance? Whether in reflecting trends and changes, or through actively disseminating messages and ideas, the sonic often plays a noteworthy role in negotiating and navigating challenging times. Sounds of Change, Resilience & Resistance reflects on the different modes through which music and sound are able to fulfil these functions, whether via catharsis, community, communication, or mobilisation. How might music respond to contemporary processes of transformation such as climate change, post-democracy, re-nationalisation, globalisation, migration, hybridisation, or digitisation? How might it assist in the (re)negotiation of borders and demarcations, especially at a time when the old no longer feels possible and the new is not yet imaginable? Could it help us imagine new possible horizons?
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 UdK, GMM, and Humboldt University; and the Interstitial Spaces exhibition.
Transfer is funded by Initiative Musik, Senate Department of Culture and Europe, and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Government Agency for Civic Education).