The week-long Berlin extravaganza, which features numerous panel discussions and workshops in addition to live shows and DJ sets, takes place across various venues from January 31 to February 5, with a coda concert of sorts on February 24. Its theme this year is “the live paradigm”.
The festival opens with a concert by American composer and electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick. In collaboration with Germany’s own Lillevan he’ll premiere a new response to his most iconic work, 1967’s Silver Apples of the Moon. On February 3, Blackest Ever Black’s Raime play live, topping a bill that also features Hype Williams (also live), Pariah and Dorian Concept. On the same day experimental techno titan Robert Henke AKA Monolake commandeers HAU to deliver one of his inimitably intense and immersive audio-visual spectaculars.
The Berghain club plays host to two CTM events. On Friday 4 February, Hyperdub are at the controls, with Kode9, Terror Danjah, Cooly G, Ikonika and DVA all on board, while Panorama Bar feature’s Perlon‘s Zip, Sammy Dee, Vincent Lemieux and Half Hawaii (live). Ben Frost and Klimek bring CTM 2011 to a close with their performances there on February 24.
Other notable artists involved in CTM this year include Zombie Zombie, The Field, Hildur Gudnadottir, Gold Panda, Erik K. Svodkin (AKA Svarte Greiner), Raster-Noton supergroup Signal (Alva Noto, Frank Bretschneider, Byetone). Find more information and tickets here.