// January 28 – February 7, 2010
// Various venues, Berlin
The 11th edition of CTM, Berlin’s unique Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Visual Arts
, titled by many as Berlin's best pop and music event, is on from January 28th to February 7th 2010 under the title OVERLAP – Sound & Other Media
Neat routine has never been CTM’s style, and in 2010, with new themes and new venues at Alexanderplatz, it will again be entering unknown territory. The festival’s blend of club nights, performances and concerts will be staged at the shiny, newly reopened WMF
, with performances by exciting contemporary artists from undefined convergence zones between out-pop, experimental music, noise, art and media technologies. The daytime program will run nearby at .HBC
with a dense series of lectures, workshops, panel discussions and installations, and the new Festival Café
as a central meeting place for festival visitors. And, not least, improved transport connections with our paralleling sister festival, transmediale
, which takes place from February 2 to February 7, 2010. A joint program featuring top-class audiovisual projects at Haus der Kulturen der Welt
and the joint approach to the transmediale award
emphasize the increasingly close ties between the two festivals.
OVERLAP – SOUND & OTHER MEDIA
With the theme OVERLAP – Sound & Other Media
, the festival continues the discussions begun during the highly praised jubilee edition in January 2009 regarding the situations, terms and future prospects of self-determined music creation and experimental audiovisual cultures. While the focus in 2009 was on the internal structures of independent music and media cultures, OVERLAP
will broaden the scope to interfaces between music and other creative and economic fields. CTM.10 takes a critical look at the opportunities and risks of developments where media and creative disciplines meld increasingly together, and where previously fixed roles are now in flux. The discussion on how mutations in music culture should be framed continues.
OVERLAP – Sound & Other Media, is not only CTM.10’s festival theme, but also the second instalment of the two-year project STRUCTURES – Backing-up Independent Audio-visual Cultures.
The music program
will take place at WMF with an individual focus each night. Valued partners will present thematic programs, on, for example, the convergence of music and computer games curated by the A MAZE. Interact
Festival. A series of special concerts at various venues complements the program, including two days of outstanding performances at the HAU 2
theatre, presented in collaboration with the Context#7
festival for contemporary dance. Maverick composer Charlemagne Palestine
will play the grand Tiergarten Carillon and the organ at the Französischer Dom. Both performances are part of a string of outstanding concerts and av-performances conceived in collaboration with transmediale
, featuring amongs others Ryoji Ikeda
, Thomas Köner
and Atom TM
. The festival will close with an after party at the Panoramabar
of Berlin's famous Berghain
club, held in collaboration with Extrema Music
, Joris Voorn's Green Labe
l and TodaysArt Festival
from the Netherlands.
The daytime program
– this time at HBC
– takes the same form as last year: a thematic laboratory. With a dense series of talks, lectures and discussions it will explore the various aspects of the OVERLAP
with international artists and practioners will give festival-visitors the opportunity for hands-on experiences.
The CTM Festival Café
, also at HCB
, serves as a social hub during the festival, a place where participants and visitors can meet, exchange or work on their projects.
The two day Creative Independents Network Market
will be happening again this year
. On February 5 and 6, projects, companies and initiatives active in promoting independent sound and media cultures will present their activities and projects to colleagues and the general public.
Within the context of the festival a number of exhibitions
will be presented. The A MAZE. Interact
Festival will show an exhibition of computer games that are focused music and sound at the festival's daytime venue HBC
. Around the corner at the SPA,
the media art space <TAG>
from The Hague will present media art installations. In addition, transmediale
will present a number of installation projects in close proximity at the Hungarian Art Center CHB
and the Instituto Cervantes
. The initiative La Condition Japonaise
will present new works by japanese sound and media artists at the project space General Public
. Detailed information on the exhibitions and the shown works and individual will be available soon.