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CTM Radio Lab open call announced for 2020

This year's theme is Liminal

CTM has announced its call for works to be considered for 2020's Radio Lab commission. Since 2014 the Berlin based festival and Deutschlandfunk Kultur – Radio Art / Klangkunst in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, Ö1 Kunstradio and the The Wire have been commissioning new works that explore the intersection of radio with live performance or installation. This year the festival theme that should be explored by the new work is Liminal.

The winning artists will have their piece premiered at CTM 2020 and broadcast in Deutschlandfunk Kultur’s Klangkunst programme in in the form of a 40–55 minute radio show. The Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austrian Broadcasting Service) will also present the works via one or more of its platforms: the Ö1 Zeit-Ton or Ö1 Radiokunst – Kunstradio radio shows, and/or the ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival in Graz (autumn 2020).

“Projects must clearly explore the potentials of combining radio and live performance / installation; proposals that simply mention the creation of a radio version following a live showing will not be given priority. Projects must equally respond to CTM 2020’s theme of Liminal in order to be eligible.”

The winners will receive €5000. Technical/staging costs for CTM and possible ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival performances will also be considered for additional funds alongside travel expenses and accommodations during the festival.

The deadline for submissions is 28 August 2019. This year CTM takes place between 24 January and 2 February.