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CTM 2019 – Persistence

Festival for Adventurous Music and Art

28.1.–3.2. / HAU1, HAU2

With Khyam Allami, Thomas Ankersmit, 9T Antiope & Rainer Kohlberger, Nguyễn Baly, Rabih Beaini, Linn da Quebrada, Stefan Fraunberger, Bendik Giske, Maria W Horn, Jerusalem In My Heart, Erwan Keravec, Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman, Pedro Oliveira, Pouja Pour-Amin Ensemble, Lucy Railton, Ratkje & Barruk, Sasha Rush, Sarana, Colin Self, Tarawangsawelas, Tara Transitory, Valentin Tszin & Stanislav Glazov

CTM will celebrate 20 years in 2019! The festival has always strived to provide a forum that facilitates exchange and networking between different creative communities, while simultaneously fostering open spaces of possibility. It aims to allow those with different backgrounds and interests to explore new cultural interstices. Constant exploration, open-ended experimentation, a never-ending curiosity, radical pluralisation, the joy of living intense experiences, and steadfastly refusing to simplify complexity are all part of what CTM is all about.

Through a series of concerts, club nights, an exhibition, talks, and other formats, CTM 2019 will invite both longtime and new artistic collaborators and partners to collectively consider the struggles that come with balancing continuity and changeability. Considering today’s polarized political climate, the increasing attacks against critical cultural practice from the Right, and the pervasive coopting of subcultures for marketing, the title Persistence is more than a fitting allegory for its 20th birthday, but also describes an attempt to consider what is worth being persistent about, and how. Can music and art provide us with methods to move towards new societal horizons? Can we maintain a productive, idealistic kind of perseverance – a persistence of the transitory?

The project by Nguyễn + Transitory (Nguyễn Baly and Tara Transitory) “Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing (work-in-progress)” was developed from a production which was created within the HAU festival ”Detroit – Berlin: One Circle”.
Funded by: the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Goethe-Institut, Federal Foreign Office, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Initiative Musik. In collaboration with HAU Hebbel Am Ufer, transmediale, Kulturprojekte Berlin, SHAPE and many more.