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Fear Anger Love at CTM's 2017 edition

CTM will take place from 27 January–5 February at various venues in Berlin

Next year Berlin's CTM festival promises to focus on emotions as expressed through sound. Titled Fear Anger Love, the event will include special projects and commissions and performances, with "an outlook that continues to search the fringes of current music geographies [and] examine the unhinging and emancipatory potential of resonant (musical) emotion to recurrently question and challenge the status quo," as the organisers put it.

Artists on the first announcement include Actress, Behrou Pashaei & Tarik Barri, Siavash Amini, Gazelle Twin, Genesis P Orridge with Aaron Dilloway, NON Worldwide in collaboration with Ligia Lewis and featuring Chino Amobi and Nkisi, Moor Mother, Princess Nokia, Rima Najdi with Kathy Alberici and Ana Nieves Moya, Tanya Tagaq, Thomas Ankersmit and many more. Also at the festival will be a weeklong collaborative laboratory with MusicMakers Hacklab (who are currently calling for participants) doing an "emotional intervention", an installation titled Sol by Kurt Hentschlaeger and an exhibition on the history and current state of electronic music and sound art in Mexico titled Critical Constellations Of The Audio-Machine In Mexico. Also there will be the annual Research Networking Day conference (also calling for submissions). Premieres include Rima Najdi and Julian Bonequi, winners of the radiolab open call which was announced in September this year.

More information on what is happening can be found on CTM's website.