// Stattbad I. 23:00
Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri (SN/DE)
DJ Marfox (PT)
Sarah Farina (DE)
// Stattbad II. 23:00
Fatima Al Qadiri (US)
Sasha Go Hard (US)
// Stattbad III. 23:00
Karen Gwyer (UK)
Tommi Keränen (FI)
Basic House (UK)
The 15th anniversary edition of CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Arts – will take place January 24 – February 2, 2014 in different venues across Berlin, including the HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, Stattbad, and the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien.
Under the title Dis Continuity, CTM 2014 zooms in on a range of musical pioneers whose curiosity and pursuit of new, idiosyncratic forms have kept them off the radar, even while their explorations and discoveries continue to influence how we create and experience music today. In so doing, the festival aims to encourage dialogue between past experimentation and a rising generation of creative minds. The festival's 15th anniversary is also an occasion to reflect on its own history, and to address the increased desire for historic references felt at the dawn of the post-digital era. More information on the theme here.
The festival’s mix of concerts and club events will once again be supported by an extensive daytime program of talks, workshops, exhibitions and more. As always, CTM will be held parallel to and in collaboration with transmediale – festival for art and digital culture which takes place at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Info coming soon.
The Dis Arrange programme at CTM 2014 celebrates cross-genre, confrontational, and finger-on-the-pulse configurations of dance music, from the abstract, refractory collages of enigmatic producer and recent Warp signee patten to the raw force and forward dynamism of Chicago rapper Sasha Go Hard, the confluence of virtual and real-world political realities in the work of Fade To Mind artist Fatima Al Qadiri, and the future bass and disoriented pop culture manifestations of recent PAN signee M.E.S.H. and Berlin Current artist Lotic.
In existence since 2012, British-based bedroom label Opal Tapes has rapidly created a strong identity through a relentless release schedule of music that thrives in the increasingly grey area between heady clubs and headphone listening.
While starting out as a DIY magnetic tape label, Opal Tapes has since expanded to vinyl and digital formats, gathering increased attention as it adds ever more finger-on-the-pulse artists to its roster. Representing the label at CTM 2014 will be label head Stephen Bishop, performing his destructive crushed house as Basic House, as well as Karen Gywer’s galloping avant-techno vortices, the warm off-key synth tunings of 1991, and Lumisokea’s propulsive sound achieved with reel-to-reel tape saturation.
Performing during the same evening is Helsinki-based producer and noise figurehead Tommi Keränen, who creates multi-layered, engrossing amalgams of abstract sound with customized software and will present a heavy drone piece.