ECAS Member

DISK – Initiative Bild & Ton e.V.
Festival: CTM - club transmediale
Berlin, Germany

DISK Berlin 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, to foster international exchange between artists, initiatives and organisations, and to support independent, experimental music making that is situated between avant pop music on the one hand and the circles and traditions of academic music on the other hand – serving to neither of their routines, but at the same time deeply invested into both their research and debates.

DISK is also the organizational body for the CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts.

CTM - club transmediale

CTM is a prominent international festival dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music, as well as the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of sound and club culture. Since 1999 has been taking place concurrently and cooperatively with Transmediale – the international festival for art and digital culture, Berlin.

CTM’s aim is to present the most outstanding international productions in adventurous, experimental and electronic music and audiovisual performance, as well as to reflect recent artistic and technical developments in panels, screenings and presentations.

CTM presents projects that experiment with new aesthetic parameters and new forms of cooperation, develop possibilities for informational and economic self-determination, and reflect on the role of contemporary music against the backdrop of technological and social transformations. Now more than ever, music emerges as a laboratory for multiform experiments and as an active agent that allows for new cultural techniques to be tested and proffered to the wider world. CTM puts the focus on direct experience, risk-taking and personal interaction, and thereby emphasizes the situational potential of live performance, the interplay of various media – sound and image, in particular – and candid exchange between sub-cultural and academic initiatives.

CTM Festival is an independent project and organized by DISK/ club transmediale GbR, and by the association DISK – Initiative Bild & Ton e.V.

Next to the annual festival the two bodies produce and curate events and projects during the year, both in Berlin and abroad. DISK/CTM is also a founding member of the ICAS/ECAS network. DISK is the host organization of the Berlin based project space General Public.

ECAS stages

ECAS Working Period II / 30.01. - 05.02.2012

CTM 2013 - The Golden Age
ECAS Working Period III / 25.01. - 03.02.2013

association representative for ECAS

Oliver Baurhenn

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