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DISK is a non-profit organization that aims to support and promote the production and diffusion of experimental sound art, innovative music, and visual arts. Three major issues on the DISK agenda are – projects and research about the correlation of sound and other forms of art; fostering international exchange between artists, initiatives and organisations, and; supporting independent, experimental musicmaking that is situated between avant pop music and the circles and traditions of academic music.
DISK produces the annual CTM Festival for Adventurous Music and Art, which takes place since 1999 in Berlin. The organisation also founded DISK Agency in 2014, promoting artists and special projects as well as helping curate and organise special initiatives for likeminded organisations.
DISK is a member of Initiative Neue Musik Berlin and the Dach/Musik network, and is a founding member of the ICAS network (International Cities of Advanced Sound).
Directors: Oliver Baurhenn, Jan Rohlf, Remco Schuurbiers
Remco Schuurbiers / Jan Rohlf
Remco Schuurbiers (NL) – lives and works in Berlin.
Independent curator & multidisciplinary artist (photography, video, installations, A/V production), Remco has been co-director of Berlin’s CTM Festival since 1999 and program director of TodaysArt Festival (The Hague, NL) since 2007. He has co-directed DISK Agency since 2014, and was a founding member of the General Public project space, 2005 – 2014. He has worked as curator for soundmuseum.fm, a platform for sound art & artists, since 2008.
Schuurbiers’s artistic works touch on the fields of photography, abstract composition, short films and installations or live video performances. He works with musicians in the field of contemporary electronic music to produce composed or improvised audiovisual performances. He founded “The Art of Pingpongcountry” in 2001.
Currently Remco is creating films and theatre plays together with director Ivan Stanev, with whom he has collaborated since 2000.
Born 1975 in Tübingen, Germany, Jan Rohlf lives and works in Berlin since 1994. He studied Experimental Media Design with Prof. Joachim Sauter at the Berlin University of Arts (UdK).
Founder and one of the artistic directors of the annual CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Arts, Berlin’s foremost experimental music festival, which runs since 1999. He is also one of the directors of DISK Berlin, the umbrella organisation that comprises CTM Festival; DISK – Initiative Bild & Ton e.V., a Berlin-based organisation to promote experimental music and visual arts; and the DISK Agency. In 2008 through DISK Berlin, he co-founded the international network ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound.
Between 2004 and 2014, Jan was one of the coordinators of the studio house Inn.to in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg and the project space General Public, while also being a member of Berlin’s Rat für die Künste (Berlin Council for the Arts) from 2009 – 2011.
In 2014 he was the editor and producer for the weekly Klangkunst (sound Art) broadcast at Deutschlandradio Kultur/Klangkunst, Germany’s prime national public culture radio, where he now continues to work as a freelance programmer.