Yasunao Tone (JP)
Russell Haswell (UK)
Chris Madak (Bee Mask) (US)
COH + Tina Frank (RU/AT)
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.
Russell Haswell is a relentlessly forward-thinking multi-disciplinary artist, performer, and curator whose background in computer music, black metal, noise, techno, freestyle, and solo improvisation feeds into his renown for assailing the outer bounds of visual and sonic arts.
Active since the late fifties, Yasunao Tone’s work ranges from historical avant-garde to contemporary digital. He was involved with Fluxus, has links with Yoko Ono and John Cage, and founded the seminal Group Ongaku. The long-time New York resident began to concentrate on the possibilities of the CD as a performance medium in the 80s.
KTL is something of a metal/noise supergroup – a long-running collaboration between guitarist Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))) and Peter Rehberg, founder of the venerable label and CTM 2014 programme highlight, Editions Mego.
Chris Madak (Bee Mask)
Philadelphia-based Chris Madak is perhaps best known for his cerebral sonic assemblages under the Bee Mask moniker.
COH + Tina Frank[RU/AT]
The talents of COH (Ivan Pavlov), a core member of the raster-noton collective, and Tina Frank, the graphic artist who defined the Mego aesthetic, merge for this new project exploring the synchronisation of real-time generated colourfields and immersive live sound; a world of sonic micro structures mapped in colour and pattern.