festival for adventurous music and related visual arts
03.-11. February 2006
Maria am Ostbahnhof
BEING BOLD! is to be brash, audacious, fierce, intrepid, risky, brazen and outrageous; and when these attitudes are applied in the creation of music and art the results are as radically diverse as the artists themselves - humor, irony, sincerity, absurdism and the grotesque all have equal currency.
CTM (club transmediale), the Berlin festival for experimental music, takes off in its 7th edition on a multifarious trip into today’s deepest club sounds, from Dada-Rave and Cartoon Music to Drone Metal, Cut-up Agitation and electronic Folk-Hybrids, through to the newest beats from the margins of Hip-Hop. Under the title BEING BOLD! our focus this time will be to present, along with the year’s best acts and newcomers, more strongly individualist positions than ever before. Whether tried and tested in the limelight or backroom wallflowers, the conviction, creative innovation, courage and wayward approach of these artists add a decidedly emphatic edge to the program. BEING BOLD! presents artists and projects whose creativity lies in a personal, sometimes obsessive, eccentric, idiosyncratic and always remarkably enthusiastic attitude, characterized by a healthy distance to established scenes and would-be authoritative discourses. Well-balanced, harmonious and flawless sound is not the primary concern of these artists, but strong statements, humor, spontaneity and daring, obscure research interests or simply their own unbounded enthusiasm.
With both feet firmly in the here and now, the Festival dares to delve deeply into recent musical history while keeping a careful eye on parallel worlds to catch a glimpse of the sounds of tomorrow. Between Dance-floor, Experimental and Serious Listening, the Festival presents outstanding music, sound and visual arts projects and discourse.