festival for adventurous music and related visual arts
25 January - 2 February 2008
Various venues, Berlin
CTM (club transmediale) – festival for adventurous music and related visual arts
– is a prominent international festival dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music, as well as the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of sound and club culture. The 9th edition of the festival will take place at various venues in Berlin from January 25 to February 2, 2008.
Under the theme Unpredictable
, CTM.08 investigates artistic concepts that imply the surprising and unforeseeable, accidents, mistakes and coincidences as a means to alter the dynamics of creative processes and to discover new aesthetic forms.
The program features internationally renown artists – such as VITALIC
, MOUSE ON MARS
, CONRAD SCHNITZLER
, ALVA NOTO
, THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY
or LARRY HEARD
– and some of the most exciting discoveries of the past year – like KLIMEK
, EBONY BONES
, CHROME HOOF
, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
As always, the festival’s two weekends are strongholds of the best of contemporary club music, while the weekdays present sonic experiments between digital Glitch, acoustic beauty, abrasive Noise and outrageous Metal. A selection of visual artists will set the right frame by applying new looks to our main venue Maria am Ostbahnhof
. Workshops will give visitors opportunities for hands-on experience in building their own electronic sound devices. Lectures, a film program and dicussion rounds give in-depth information to topics related to experimental music culture.
One of the definitive highlights will be the CTM.08 opening concert at Berlin’s Volksbühne theatre, with Musique Concrète legend PIERRE HENRY
presenting old and new pieces. The concert by Mexican electronic musican MURCOF
promises for a very special listening experience presenting his new album Cosmos
under the starry sky of Berlin’s largest planetarium.
As in previous years, club transmediale will take place parallel to and in cooperation with Berlin's media arts festival, transmediale – festival for art and digital culture
(29.1. – 3.2.2007, House of World Cultures).