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CTM 2016 announce first wave of artists

CTM 2016 have announced the first wave of acts on their line up

The first wave of artists to appear at next year's CTM festival in Berlin has been announced. CTM 2016 announced the theme of its 17th edition back in July 2015. Choosing the theme of New Geographies, the festival aims to explore the relationship between local and global practices. Co-curated by Morphine label founder Rabih Beaini, special projects include Pauline Oliveros with word artist Ione; performance from Keiji Haino and Kazuhisa Uchihashi with Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi of Senyawa; and an evening with Lebanese singer Abdel Karim Shaar. Commissioned works and premieres will also come from FIS & Rob Thorne, Peder Mannerfelt, Vincent Moon, Radio Lab winners winners Marija Bozinovska Jones and Deena Abdelwahed, Sharif Sehnaoui with Omar Rajeh and Malek Andary, Marcin Pietruszewski, Aïsha Devi featuring Tianzhou Chen, and more. Also confirmed: Jerusalem In My Heart, Group A, Lena Willikens, Maurice Louca, Kassem Mosse, The Dwarves of East Agouza, Sublime Frequencies, Mikael Seifu and more. An exhibition based on the new book published by Norient Seismographic Sounds. Visions Of A New World will run alongside the festival. You can read Derek Walmsley's essay from that book here.

CTM 2016 takes place at various venues across Berlin, 29 January – 7 February.