Music is now more than ever integrated into the global circulation of ideas, knowledge, people and commodities. Musicians everywhere have increasing access to digital resources that revolutionize music making and distribution. Internet and telecommunications intensify exchanges across existing cultural boundaries. At the same time, extreme regional disparities continue to exist in regards to the participation of minority communities, to political freedom, possibilities for mobility and travel, or when it comes to access to entry points into the dominant music markets.
This year CTM will include many artists from Lebanon, Turkey, Mexico, China, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Egypt, Tunisia, etc.
CTM will also publish a magazine and some talks and lectures will happen in various places in Berlin.
I´m happy to have been invited to write an article for the magazine and give a lecture during the festival too – more about this later this month ; meanwhile you can find plenty of informations, links, music, details and buy your tickets on the CTM website.
Le1f [US] OG Maco [US] Jlin [US] Rødhåd [DE] Visionist [UK] Gesloten Cirkel [INT] Nidia Minaj [PT] Night Lovell [CA] Mumdance [UK] nkisi [UK] KABLAM [SE] Esplendor Geométrico [ES] Rabit [UK] Gaika [UK] André Bratten [NO] Buttechno [RU] zutzut [MX] Baris K [TR] Paul Marmota [MX] Praed [LB/CH] Slick Shoota [NO] Hmot [RU] Thug Entrancer [US] Takuya Taniguchi [JP] Why Be [INT] Resom [DE] Native Instrument [INT] gamut inc [DE] Alienata [DE] Purpurr Purple [NO] Charlotte Bendiks [NO] Low 808 [RU] Mobile Girl [DE] Laurent Jeanneau aka Kink Gong [FR] Beio [CN] Disco Halal [INT] feat Moscoman, Delfonic, Autarkic & guests Opium Hum [DE] Tara Transitory aka One Man Nation [SG/INT] Mikael Seifu [ET] and more.
And special projects and commissions: Rabih Beaini [LB] “The Red Right Hand” with Tommaso Cappellato [IT], Liz Allbee [US], Sharif Sehnaoui [LB], Sam Shalabi [CA/LB], Daniele De Santis [IT/DE], Sofia Jernberg [NO / INT], Rully Shabara [ID], Mazen Kerbaj [LB] Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram with Hyperion Ensemble featuring Stephen O’Malley [INT] Christoph Schlingensief’s “African Twin Towers” re-played by Hanno Leichtmann & Carolin Brandl [DE] Anna Homler & Steven Warwick – “Breadwoman” [US] Love Cult & Alina Filippova – “Nada” [RU] Pedro Reyes — “Disarm (Mechanized)” [MX]