CTM Festival

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CTM Festival
GenreElectronic music, Experimental music, Audiovisual art
Location(s)Berlin, Germany
Years active1999–present

The annual CTM Festival is a music and visual arts event held in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1999, the festival originally focused on electronic music, but has since evolved to cover a wide range of genres under the banner "Festival for Adventurous Music and Art".[1]

Changing through various shapes and formats over the years, the festival currently takes place as a 10-day long event in which the music program is supplemented by an extensive daytime program of workshops, art installations, panel discussions, screenings and presentations that illustrate the latest artistic, technological and economic developments in music and media cultures.

Distinguishing the festival from many others in its field is the fact that CTM spotlights music’s social role in electronic and digital culture. Through the festival, as well as various events curated by CTM throughout the year, the organization reflects the latest musical currents against a backdrop of new technologies, modern art, historical perspective, and social issues.


CTM Berlin[edit]

Title Theme Edition Date Publication
CTM 2019 Persistence 20th Anniversary Edition 25 January – 3 February 2019 N/A
CTM 2018 Turmoil 19th Edition 26 January – 4 February 2018 CTM 2018 magazine
CTM 2017 FearAngerLove 18th Edition 27 January – 5 February 2017 CTM 2017 magazine
CTM 2016 New Geographies 17th Edition 29 January – 7 February 2016 CTM 2016 magazine
CTM 2015 Un Tune 16th Edition 23 January – 1 February 2015 CTM 2015 magazine
CTM 2014 Dis Continuity 15th Anniversary Edition 24 January – 2 February 2014 CTM 2014 magazine
CTM.13 The Golden Age 14th Edition 28 January – 3 February 2013 CTM.13 catalogue
CTM.12 Spectral 13th Edition 30 January – 5 February 2012 CTM.12 catalogue
CTM.11 #Live!? 12th Edition 1 February – 6 February 2011 CTM.11 catalogue
CTM.10 Overlap 11th Edition 28 January – 7 February 2010 CTM.10 catalogue
CTM.09 Structures 10th Edition 22 January – 31 January 2009 CTM.09 catalogue
CTM.08 Unpredictable 9th Edition 25 January – 2 February 2008 CTM.08 catalogue
CTM.07 Building Space 8th Edition 25 January – 3 February 2007 CTM.07 catalogue
CTM.06 Being Bold! 7th Edition 3 February – 11 February 2006 CTM.06 catalogue
CTM.05 Basics 6th Edition 4 January – 12 February 2005 CTM.05 catalogue
CTM.04 Fly Utopia! 5th Edition 30 January – 7 February 2004 CTM.04 catalogue
CTM.03 Play Global 4th Edition 31 January – 8 February 2003 N/A
CTM.02 Go Public! 3rd Edition 5 February – 17 February 2002 CTM.02 catalogue
CTM.00 Get Personal 2nd Edition 11 February – 20 February 2000 CTM.00 catalogue
CTM.99 The Mirror Ball Of The Electronic Age 1st Edition 12 February – 21 February 1999 CTM.99 catalogue

CTM Siberia[edit]

Title Location Dates
CTM Siberia Krasnoyarsk 11–12 September 2015
Novosibirsk 14–20 September 2015



Edited by CTM and Meike Jansen

When, in the early 50s, electronic music appeared on the scene with the promise of abandoning all physical limits of music-making this was – like much besides – a Promethian male fantasy. Indeed, this music subsequently led to everything but disembodiment. From the psychedelic trances of the 60s and Kraftwerk robotics of the 70s, through to Techno ecstasies, gender-political interventions in the 90s and laptop performance – the questions as to how, from whom, to what ends and in which contexts electronics and the human body might be cable-linked have continually had to be addressed anew.

“Gendertronics” is an in-depth study of questions raised by last year’s festival theme, "Performing Sound", edited by CTM and Meike Jansen and published by Edition Suhrkamp Verlag. With contributions from Olaf Arndt, Claudia Basrawi, Jochen Bonz & Thomas Meinecke, Mariola Brillowska, Kurt Dahlke, Diedrich Diederichsen, Harald Fricke, Tom Holert, Miss Kittin, Pinky Rose, Birgit Richard, Terre Thaemlitz, Marc Weiser and 17 black and white drawings by Jan Rohlf. – In German language only.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ DISK/CTM Festival Official Website
  2. ^ "CTM Festival Editions Archive".
  3. ^ Gendertronics web page

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