Dis Continuity

CTM Magazine 2014

2014's 104-page publication commemorates the 15th anniversary festival edition, which was constructed around the theme Dis Continuity. The most common and accepted narratives of music’s radical evolution over the past century favour a few exceptional individuals whose stories exemplify major, bold-stroked revolutions and transitions. But this history is underwritten by the innovation of countless others whose ideas, often arising in unreceptive or antagonistic environments, have been ignored, suppressed, or purposely destroyed, and eventually forgotten. 

Adopting a less hierarchical perspective, the works included in this compendium illuminate select trajectories in experimental and electronic music that until now have remained under the radar but continue to inform and influence music today – from individual case studies of pioneering artists such as Finnish technology innovator and futurist Erkki Kurenniemi to marginalized musical developments behind the Iron Curtain and excavations of cultural movements like the Russian noise revolution of the early 20th century. Supplemented by theoretical works by Wolfgang Ernst, Hillegonda C Rietveld, and others that re-imagine the concept of history itself, Dis Continuity reflects on the meaning of the growing tendency in many of today’s musical practises to interact with the past.

The CTM 2014 Magazine costs 9 € and is available in Berlin at Motto. Anyone outside Berlin can order the magazine online via the Motto Online Shop.

Design & layout by Marius Rehmet of Vojd.


Dis Continuity – CTM Magazine 2014

Edited by CTM Festival and Jan Rohlf
Published by DISK – Initiative Bild & Ton e.V., 2016
ISBN 978-3-9817928-2-9
104 pages, paperback




Dis Continuity
By Jan Rohlf

Generation Z : ReNoise – Experiments in Sound and Electronic Music in Early 20th Century Russia
By Andrey Smirnov

ReNoise – Reconstructing the Hidden History of Revolutionary Noise Music
By Konstantin Dudakov-Kashuro

Overlooked Progress
By Robert Mießner

Cosmic Flight – Electronic Pop Music in the GDR
By Florian Sievers

Erkki Kurenniemi
By Jennifer Lucy Allan

Iannis Xenakis, the Polytopes and Musics of Otherness
By Chris Salter

Image and Sound – Experimental Art Teaching in the Field Between Visual Art and Music
By Michael van Hoogenhuyze

Music for the Five Senses
By Frans Evers

Worlds of the Drone
By Marcus Boon

Coming to Terms with Sound
By Björn Gottstein

J’ai rêvé d’une musique étrange et belle qui ne soit jamais la même ni tout à fait une autre
Thibaut de Ruyter in conversation with Eliane Radigue

Chronopoetics of Techno-Archival Memory
By Wolfgang Ernst

Digital Audio: Remastering and Radical Revisionism
By Paul Purgas

Curating the Past, Creating the Future: DJ as Time Lord
By Hillegonda C. Rietveld

Sonic Cyberfeminism and its Discontents
By Annie Goh

101 Women in Electronic Music
By Antye Greie-Ripatti

Transmissions – Beaini / Cohen: A Case Study
By Katerina Leinhart

From Folk Culture to Open Culture – Continuity, Discontinuity, and the Musical Hack
By Peter Kirn

The Outernational Condition
By Ion Dumitrescu

The Death of World Music
By Johan Palme

Dis Continuous Spaces

Dis-Continuity and Presence of Mind
By Andreas L. Hofbauer

Looking Beyond the Beat: Discontinuities in Berlin’s Musical Landscape
By Henning Lahmann

By Mat Dryhurst

Digital Culture in the Afterglow
By Kristoffer Gansing

Dis-Continuity & Presence of Mind
By Andreas L. Hofbauer