(club transmediale), Berlin’s unique festival for electronic and experimental musical culture, invites you to its 10th Anniversary Edition
in January 2009.
Expect a magnificent program of concerts and performance in honour of this grand occasion, in which the festival’s long-standing friends and comrades-in-arms, the best of the season’s newcomers and yet to be discovered talents will all do their utmost to highlight the festival’s status as a forge of international talent and a creative network hub.
New this year will be a daytime program of events in Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien
, which under the theme STRUCTURES – Backing-up Independent Audio-visual Cultures
will address both theoretical and practical aspects of today’s independent and experimental music production at the intersections of pop and sound & media arts. Artists, experts, journalists and theorists will present their work and lectures as a means to pool knowledge and sketch out the sector’s future prospects. Visitors can hone their personal skills in workshops designed to encourage and support DIY experimentation. Selected projects and initiatives will demonstrate what they do in a hybrid formats fusing exhibitions and work-in-progress sessions that engage visitors’ participation. Actions and installations will illustrate further examples of creative output wiring music, art and digital culture.
For the CTM.09 Opening Concert
on January 22nd Wolfgang Voigt
will perform his legendary ambient project GAS live
at Berlin's Volksbuehne Theatre.
The CTM.09 Music Program
is now complete and public. The comprehensive CTM.09 Daytime Discourse Program
will be made public soon.
Download the CTM.09 catalogue here
Latest program additions:Radioclit
London based soundsystem and producers Radioclit will headline CTM.09's Opening Club Night on January 23rd. Best known for their tropical themed monthly bashment in London "Secousse", Radioclit also keep producing for artists such as M.I.A., Bonde do Role, Yo Majesty and Santogold, run their own Uppercuts and Ghettopop imprints and release on Sinden and Switch's Counterfeet label.
On January 26 & 27 CTM.09 will host a two-day netlabel-meeting organized in collaboration with STFU and Netaudio London/Berlin. Both initiatives actively organize offline festivals and exchange platforms for online audio, netbased labels, artists and activists.
Wednesday, January 28th will see the premiere of Raster-Noton's new multiscreen av-performances conceived in collaboration with Touchdesign. Live performances: alva noto "unitxt", Frank Bretschneider "rhythm", NHK "unun", and Byetone "d.o.a.t." (recently been voted Record of the Year 2008 by Beatport).
Read on...Attila Csihar
Extreme metal vocalist, singer of Black Metal cult band Mayhem and frequent collaborator of Sunn O))), Attila Csihar presents his new voice only solo performance "Void of Voices" on Wednesday, January 28th. Those who witnessed his fantastic performance with the Burial Chamber Trio at CTM.07 know that this is something not to miss.
Read on...AV-Performances at transmediale
In collaboration with transmediale two programs with experimental AV-performances will be presented at the House of World Cultures: On January 28th Evelina Domnitch and Dimitri Gelfand present "Sonolevitation" and Zimoun & Pe Lang perform "Untiteld Sound Objects". On January 30th Ryoichi Kurokawa presents his new 4-screen surround-sound-piece "Parallel Head", and Telcosystems perform "Mortals Electric".
Read on: Program I...
Read on: Program II...Micachu and the Shapes, Jon Hopkins, Tim Exile
Thursday, January 29th features new experimental pop-music in a collaborative effort with Little Big: England's freshest talent Micachu has been signed to Matthew Herbert's Accidental Records and this year has been one of four composers chosen by the London Philharmonic to compose a piece for the orchestra. Tim Exile's new full length album will soon be released on Warp while Jon Hopkins' next album will come out on Domino next spring. Hopkins produces for Coldplay and currently works together with Brian Eno on the score for the forthcoming Peter Jackson movie "Lovely Bones".
Read on...After-Festival-Party at Panoramabar
CTM.09 festival meltdown on Sunday afternoon, February 1st, with a joint 10th anniversary party of CTM and Montréal's Mutek festival at Berghain's Panoramabar. Mutek will celebrate its 10th edition in May the same year. For this occassion we have gathered a bunch of friends of both festivals and of Panoramabar: Mike Shannon, Vincent Lemieux, Ernesto Ferreyra, Cassy and Tobias Freund.