In collaboration with the Goethe Institut Novosibirsk and local partners, CTM will bring its unique approach to Siberia in September 2015. With a multi-day programme held in various venues in both Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk, the CTM Siberia initiative aims to foster exchange between local artists and those from wider Russia, with artists based in Berlin and Germany.
CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Art is recognised as one of the essential international festivals for innovative pop, electronic, and experimental music. Entering its 17th year of activity, CTM Festival features the most exciting artists of the year at its yearly editions at the end of January, highlighting current musical trends in the context of new technologies, contemporary art, music history, and socio-political issues. Through a balance of concerts, club nights, artistic interventions and labs, exhibitions and installations, as well as a conference programme, the festival provides a platform for critical experience and reflection of music, its social relevance, and the conditions within which current sounds and movements are arising.
Andrey Smirnov [RU] / Appleyard [RU] / Buttechno [RU] / Byetone [DE] / Chekhov [RU] / Dasha Rush [RU/DE] / DJ 1985 [RU] / Dyad & The Sleepers Club [RU] / Electric Indigo [AT] / Ferrein [RU] / Foresteppe [RU] / Graw Böckler [DE] / Helena Hauff [DE] / HMOT & Roman Stolyar [RU] / Huun-Huur-Tu [RU] / Kathy Alberici & Federico Nitti [INT] / KP Transmission [RU] / Lorenzo Senni [IT] / Love Cult [RU] / Low Jack [FR] / Mårble [RU] / Module Werk [RU] / Mujuice [RU] / Nikita Bugaev [RU] / Opium Hum [DE] / Rabih Beaini & Daniele De Santis [INT] / Robert Henke presents “Lumière II” [DE] / Soundwalk Collective [INT] / Space Holiday Rocks [RU] / VJ Alex Skye [RU] / VJ Haust [RU] / Voronmrak [RU] / Wheel [RU]
While Siberian artists have a strong interest for exchange with international artists and festival curators, in Germany hardly anything is known about Siberian musical life. A highly creative electronic music, improvisation, and club music scene has developed in Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, and Omsk. Siberian musicians often perform under names that mark their distance from Moscow, for instance Bisamratta or Foresteppe. Despite great geographical distances, these voices contribute to the common Siberian musical horizon. CTM Siberia aims to help intensify these networks.
Besides partnering with the Goethe Institut in Novosibirsk, CTM Siberia is thus developed in close cooperation with Evgeny Gavrilov (Novosibirsk), who publishes under the pseudonym Dyad and is part of the Echotourist network, and Stanislav Sharifullin (Krasnoyarsk), who makes music under his hmot moniker while also operating the Klammklang label.
Several evenings of concerts will blend together current projects of Siberian, Russian, and German-based artists.
Sound experiments and the pop avant-garde, instrumental music and electronic sound research, local music traditions and global structures, audiovisual performance, improvisation, and contemporary composition – the CTM Siberia concert programme presents unfamiliar constellations and collaborations across genres, styles, and scenes.
Concerts and club nights feature the latest electronic dance music, providing an experimental laboratory for forward-thinking aesthetic and musical ideas.
A daytime programme including workshops, master classes, and lectures by experienced artists and producers will explore new artistic strategies and technological developments both theoretically and practically. Workshops will culminate in final presentations by all participants.
Further special events and playful actions will create the opportunity to meet and exchange outside of the usual festival framework.
For those who can not make it to join us in Siberia, we have teamed-up with Boiler Room to broadcast live and DJ sets of some of Siberia's finest electronic musicians on Saturday September 12, 16 – 20:00 CET from Krasnoyarsk's UIClub. The event headlines Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis, a Lebanese-born producer whose range of influences from krautrock to new wave to folk music seep into his inventive, dark, and emotional productions as well as into the trajectory of his Morphine label. Russian band Love Cult bring their unique sonic signature of cut-up vocals, throbbing bass, mangled drum machines, noise injections, and decomposed Russian TV and VHS samples to the bill, which also includes local artist, Klammklang label head and CTM Siberia co-curator HMOT, and local acts Wheel and Appleyard.
Those who happen to be in Kransoyarsk can RSVP for free, and those far away tune-in via the Boiler Room website.