A look back at 10 days of discussions, encounters, concerts, performances, workshops, club nights, musical inventions, and Liminal experiences caught by our team of photographers.
CTM, Goethe-Institut, and Musicboard Berlin team up to award one Berlin-based musician the a residency abroad in Southeast Asia as part of the multi-year Nusasonic project. In collaboration with Playfreely/BlackKaji, Yes No Klub, and WSK Festival for the Recently Possible, the residency takes place this year in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Musicians active between experimental pop, club music, sound art, noise, improvisation, and multimedia performance are encouraged to apply, and the residency takes place for six weeks around October 2020. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2020.
CTM, Nyege Nyege, and Musicboard Berlin will award a Berlin-based musician with a residency abroad in Kampala, Uganda. Musicians of all genres are encouraged to apply, though the residency is best suited for musicians working in electronic, club, and experimental styles. The winning artist will be awarded a two month residency between July and September 2020. This follows DJ Scotch Egg's 2019 residency, which fostered an exciting collaboration between him, MC Yallah and Khanja. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2020.
We’re still soaring from a tremendous 21st edition! A big THANK YOU to the artists, contributors, and collaborators from all corners of the world for your trust in CTM and for the moments of joy, inspiration and the food for thought you brought to the festival. Despite being nervous about following up after our 20th edition, we feel that the festival has managed to grow yet again. To see so many powerful performances by artists from so many different backgrounds and places in the world, was truly amazing and uplifting. Thanks to everyone behind the scenes, and to the huge team of volunteers, who contributed to providing the resources and spaces needed for such a madcap operation. And a huge THANK YOU to all of you who visited, and thus contributed through feedback, energy, criticism, dancing, hugs, cheers, amplification, joyful, and critical exchanges. We hope that you will join us again in 2021!
Due to popular demand, the new commissioned work by Maria Thereza Alves and Lucrecia Dalt at the Botanic Garden Berlin will be extended by two weeks. “You Will Go Away One Day But I Will Not” is a spatial sound installation that invites the audience to walk through the tropical greenhouse wearing headphones that track each user’s movements to generate individualised binaural sonic experiences. Through this immersive installation in the tropical greenhouse, artists Maria Thereza Alves and Lucrecia Dalt attempt to open a space for the multifarious voices of the forest—organic and inorganic, human and non-human, speculative and lived—while also pointing to their silencing and erasure by European colonists.
CTM 2020 closes with a concert from Dan Deacon, supported by BNNT. Described as a maximalist, an oddball, and everything in between, Deacon delivers one of his eccentric live shows, following the release of Mystic Familiar on Domino. Polish noise guerrillas BNNT and actress Jaśmina Polak support.
Today at 16:30, come experience the results of 10 days of experimentation. The 2020 MusicMakers Hacklab closes with a series of performances exploring the theme of Shapeshifters, hosted by Peter Kirn and Tad Ermitaño.
UK jazz scene stalwart Kamaal Williams returns to Berlin following an excellent DJ-Kicks mix that fuses inflections from jazz, soul, funk, grime, and more. He shows off his signature Wu Funk sound live, supported by Uganda’s Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe, an ensemble of eight who simultaneously play the embaire.