Warning: file_get_contents(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /homepages/31/d402363083/htdocs/wordpress_kb00/wp-content/themes/honk2/functions.php on line 941

Warning: file_get_contents(http://s532284730.online.de/include/sitefood.php): failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /homepages/31/d402363083/htdocs/wordpress_kb00/wp-content/themes/honk2/functions.php on line 941
CTM FESTIVAL BERLIN! |
-

Warning: file_get_contents(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /homepages/31/d402363083/htdocs/wordpress_kb00/wp-content/themes/honk2/header.php on line 449

Warning: file_get_contents(http://s532284730.online.de/include/sitefood.php): failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /homepages/31/d402363083/htdocs/wordpress_kb00/wp-content/themes/honk2/header.php on line 449
x

CTM FESTIVAL BERLIN!

Pushing the boundaries of sound.

CTM  is the most adventurous music and art festival taking place in Berlin this winter and runs between 28.01 and 03.02! This edition CTM ventures further into its theme – The Golden Age – exploring the radically diverse yet interconnected niches of todayʼs musically (over)-abundant landscape via a range of approaches that span an arc from abstract sound research all the way to the latest developments in bass culture.

This isn’t your usual run of the mill festival, the organisers bring together a collection of the most innovative and intelligent sound exploration in Berlin and beyond. 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 cultures. Since 1999 it takes place concurrently and cooperatively with the transmediale – international festival for art and digital culture, Berlin. The full programme is online now via their website and explores music, art, theatre and performance. Venues include HAU, Berghain, Stattbad, Funkhaus Nalepastrasse, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien and more.. so get your ticket and take a trip outside of the comfort zone plus check out my festival pick below.

What? Where? When?

THE MIDAS TOUCH/PURGE/#GHASHTAG
SATURDAY 02.02.2013
STATTBAD WEDDING
Gerichtstr. 65, 13347 Berlin
DOORS: 23:00

Midas, the Ancient Greek king, is generally regarded as an allegory for the plight of wealth. However, after seeing the light, Midas became a follower of Pan, the lascivious, cloven-hoofed god of goat-herders, fittingly part of Dionysus’ retinue, who was worshipped as the promiscuous god of the wilderness and ecstatic music, and as the instigator of panic and madness. And so it was in a flash of recalcitrant folly that Midas alone took sides with Pan, after having stepped-in to arbitrate a musical contest between the latter and Apollo, god of the arts, poetry, and moderation.

What a rich and perfect parable this is for the club music of today, torn as it is between the demands of the market place, the thrill of sensory overload, and illuminating idiosyncrasy. How this applies to Simian Mobile Disco and Skream, who understand better than most acts how to harness the emotions of the crowd and create fantastic hands-in-the-air moments, or to the work of Anika and DJ Sotofett, who despite their supposedly rational approach to music still manage to conjure cathartic mayhem, is best left to you to discover.

King Midas, by the way, emerged from this divine contest wearing a pair of donkey’s ears – Apollo’s curse for defying him – which became the mark of both the deaf critic and, more importantly here, any rebel who refuses to be patronised. Midas’s attempt to hide his ears apparently gave rise to the Phrygian “liberty cap”, a symbol of emancipation and the pursuit of liberty, that also serves as the anarchic Mr Punch’s most emblematic garment.

Mykki Blanco – Kingpinning

Headliners Skream, who will perform an extended DJ set with Sgt Pokes that travels through all his musical influences, and Simian Mobile Disco, who will perform an analogue set in support of their latest album, Unpatterns.

Pairing-up with Berlin promoters PURGE and #gHashtag the evening features even more death defying bass and aural evil, including mysterious act 【╦╤─ ƱZ ─╤╦【, whose tunes are described by Diplo as “drunken energy sub bass and cartoon horn stabs that make my stomach feel weird and my feet shuffle,” EAN of groundbreaking British non-dubstep duo Various Production, who dives deep into low-end juke and footwork, and the thrashing guitar-heavy sound of locals Sun Worship. Supported by PURGE/#gHashtag DJs xorzyzt, BlackBlackGold, and Tom Ass, the night also includes Necro Deathmort, a London-based duo that “veer seamlessly between dub-infused electronica, pounding sludge and experimental noise – often within the space of just one song” (The Quietus), and New York based duo Gatekeeper (Hippos in Tanks), who with their muscular dystopian synth thrills send listeners off into hyperreal consumer nightmares.

PURGE was the first spawn of their united ideology. Emerging in the winter of 2011, the logo told audiences everything they needed to know: the antithesis of acid’s positivism and the rawness of black metal. The first edition presented the ice-cold sounds of HTRK and the Cocteau Twins-inspired Bruises, followed by a dancefloor of the bleakest, crunchiest bass, drones, and filth available. This live/DJ combo was an important factor in the formula: to give a feeling of belonging to the crowd, of community through a physical presence—the organic electronic.

Since that evening, the bi-monthly PURGE has mutated through different incarnations and a flurry of guest DJs to suit the shifting desires of the UnReaL trio: the second party featured the industrial techno of Ancient Methods and devolved into a combination of DJing and nude performance art. The third was a crushingly heavy, fogged-out warehouse okkvlt with Modern Witch, Sewn Leather, and Dracula Lewis, and the fourth an open-air drone metal rave with Nadja and Jaws. Doom-stretched guitar chords and codeine-wave wove through a field of slowly swaying freaks under black skies and summer stars. In a pentagram of flowers and a circle of jack-o-lanterns they made Halloween magick with the jagged digital hardcore-influenced filthstep of Deathface, celebrating their beloved holiday the best way they knew how: loudly.

 

 

LINKS:

www.ctm-festival.de/news/
www.facebook.com/events/120484458121307/?ref=22
www.facebook.com/PURGEPURGEPURGE
soundcloud.com/purge-berlin
www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?432091

Leave a Reply

 


Warning: file_get_contents(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /homepages/31/d402363083/htdocs/wordpress_kb00/wp-content/themes/honk2/footer.php on line 21

Warning: file_get_contents(http://s532284730.online.de/include/sitefood.php): failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /homepages/31/d402363083/htdocs/wordpress_kb00/wp-content/themes/honk2/footer.php on line 21
New Post's
cheader

About The Death Of Antonio Maceo


Photography by Jürgen Angelow A KALTBLUT EXCLUSIVE. Potsdam based...
F1020002 copie 2

HEARTSREVOLUTION: AN INTERVIEW


Up-beat Electro from NYC! Is it a UFO? No. Is it a time travelling...
Pelle Lannefors

Graphic Silence


Photography by Pelle Lannefors A KALTBLUT EXCLUSIVE! Photographer Pelle...
L - Da Mental Vaporz - Londre 2010 - Photo par RomanyWG

Da Mental Vaporz Art Collective


An Interview + 'The Wall' Exhibition Berlin Street art, graffiti, urban...
FRONT_PAGE

Blood Flowers


Photography by Diego Fierce A KALTBLUT EXCLUSIVE! Diego Fierce, a fashion...
2417_D029_00075_R_S_CROP

Cinematic Fashion Films


A New Project By KALTBLUT + Jack Alexandre In todays age of social media...
TylerMorris_header2

Some Girls Are Cuter Than Others


Photography by Tyler Morris A KALTBLUT EXCLUSIVE! London based...
start_bild_wasily

Wasily Daglee


Geometry is taking over! Wasily Daglee alias ▲▼▼▲ is presenting...
headersophiemayanne_ericafletcher (6).1020

Pink Is Not Even A Question


Photography by Sophie Mayanne A KALTBLUT exclusive fashion editorial....
apperaat-silver1

apperaat – Flirt With The Glass


Fresh Out Of The Oven May I introduce you to apperaat?! A completely new...
header_SENHOR PRUDENCIO_KARL_SLATER_004

Senhor PRUDÊNCIO: VINTEEUMCATORZE AW 14-15


Capsule Collection Senhor PRUDÊNCIO is the creation of João Pedro...
1653561_780530898643367_1428266580_n

Sebastian Klug


Woven Pictures! First of all Sebastian Klug is a true original. The...
9700947672_5d3084ec46_b

Cristian Dorme


Mysterious Women! Cristian Dorme is an 18 year old freelance photographer...
613161-527e43b94be1d-large

Valeria Chorozidi


Valerie Venus! Valeria Chorozidi is a young photographer from Greece. She...
Sans titre - 1

Saucisse Curry


Vernissage Graffiti Exhibition Berlin! Save The Date! 09.05 - 01.06.2014...
1 In a daze-Monika Bk

In A Daze


Photography by Monika Bk "In a Daze" is a fashion editorial by London...
2superology

Superology


Photography by Bernhard Handick! "Superology" is an exclusive KALTBLUT...
IMG_0283

KALTBLUT – Newsletter


Sign-Up Join Now! Sign up for the KALTBLUT Newsletter, which delivers...
pooma-tuire-on-grass-crop-3

Pooma


Under the Trees May I introduce you to POOMA from Helsinki?! And their...