CTM Festival 2017 / Fear Anger Love


CTM 2017 Fear Anger Love

27 January – 5 February 2017

various venues, Berlin

A major aim of the CTM Festival since its inception has been to make space for radical forms of musical expression and dissonant emotions. Under the title FEAR ANGER LOVE, CTM 2017 will focus explicitly on such emotions found in or through music and will examine the diverse strategies that are applied to unleash or harness them. With special projects and commissions, performances, an intensive daytime programme and an outlook that continues to search the fringes of current music geographies, CTM 2017 will examine the unhinging and emancipatory potential of resonant (musical) emotion to recurrently question and challenge the status quo.


The CTM 2017 music programme will feature:

Actress [UK]

“Bight of the Twin,” film by Hazel Hill McCarthy III [US]

CTM x Set [IR] feat Sote with Arash Bolouri, Behrou Pashaei and Tarik Barri, Siavash Amini, 9T Antiope

Enrique Tomás – “Embodied Gestures” [ES]

Gazelle Twin – “Kingdome Come” [UK]

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge with Aaron Dilloway [UK/US]

Julian Bonequi – “The Death of the Anthropocene [MX]

Monolake – “VLSI Surround” [DE]

Moor Mother [US]

NON Worldwide [INT] in collaboration with Ligia Lewis, feat. Chino Amobi, Nkisi, Angel Ho, Dedekind Cut, Embaci, DJ Lady Lane

Princess Nokia [US]

Rima Najdi with Kathy Alberici and Ana Nieves Moya – “Happy New Fear” [INT]

Tanya Tagaq [CA]

Thomas Ankersmit – “INFRA” [NL]

Tommy Genesis [CA]

Vomir [FR]


As well as the world premiere installation:

“SOL” by Kurt Hentschläger [AT]


And the CTM 2017 exhibition:

“Critical Constellations of the Audio-Machine in Mexico” by Carlos Preto Acevedo