CTM Festival 2018 will take place from 26 January to 4 February 2018 at various Berlin venues, some of them new and others veteran festival partners like Berghain, HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Kunstquartier Bethanien.
Since its early days, CTM Festival has featured music and art that acts as a mirror for social and political conditions. The 2018 theme, Turmoil, builds on the insights of 2017’s "Fear Anger Love", and continues its inquiry into the potential of sound and music to invigorate resilience and awareness at a time when we have begun normalising the ongoing barrage of political, social and environmental crises and the resulting disquiet that resonates through our on- and offline lives.
CTM 2018 explores the state of music and sound practice in the face of a confusing and critical present: What is the sound of turmoil? What are aesthetics of tumult? Which other sonic and musical responses could we conceive of to counter the current overload of agitation, anxiety and animosity?
As always, the CTM Festival will take place parallel to and in collaboration with the transmediale – Festival for Art and Digital Culture, which has just published information on its 2018 theme "Face Value".