On the occasion of Loop - A Summit for Music Makers, an Ableton-led conference which took place autumn 2015 and 2016 in Berlin, DISK Agency produced concurrently running CTM x Ableton events. The project celebrates Ableton and CTM Festival’s long-standing partnership, which among other has deepened via new initiatives that support young, emerging artists.
Ableton's Loop summit is three days of performances, talks, and interactive workshops aimed at exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of music, creativity, and technology. The 2015 and 2016 events each brought together 400 diverse music makers to collaborate on new ideas, learn new techniques, and sharpen their creative tools. By day, participants attended talks, hands-on workshops with cutting-edge technology, and drew inspiration from watching other artists work. By night, attendees were invited to attend inspiring concerts and club gigs organised in part by CTM. The first CTM x Ableton edition in 2015 featured a concert series at Kino Babylon, Prince Charles and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW). In 2016, CTM x Ableton visited the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz. In 2017, CTM provided curatorial and production support for Loop's day and night-time programme.