Highly recommended. Every Year in the end of January and beginning of February the CTM Festival in cooperation with transmediale takes place in Berlin.
For every Year now, I joined the Festival. Its taking you away in another universe of music and cultural adventures. It will sharpen your senses and put your percipience on an higher level. Mostly it is really experimental. It’s more music for your mind then for your feet.
“With an extensive program of concerts, discourses and an exhibition space, CTM.12 – Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts is appropriating the festival theme SPECTRAL to explore the current reemergence of all things ghostly and dark in experimental music, avant-pop, and art – and to speculate about its possible causes and inherent potentials.
In addition to a comprehensive music program at HAU, Berghain, Passionskirche, Gretchen, Kater Holzig and Horst Krzbrg, a discourse series developed in collaboration with the philosopher, psycho-historian and author Andreas L. Hofbauer will address the festival’s theme by pursuing questions concerning art, theory, and music. ”
Here are just some great Musicians – for the specific programm go to this site
Eleh (US) / Jana Winderen (NO) / Hildur Gudnadottir (IS) / Charles Matthews (UK) / Marcus Davidson (UK) / The Eternal Chord (US)
Conrad Schnitzler (DE), Wolfgang Seidel (DE) and his Free Arts Lab project / Qluster (Hans-Joachim Roedelius + Onnen Bock (DE) / Borngräber & Strüver (DE), Köhn (BE)
Mouse on Mars (DE) / Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop (DE) / Sølyst (DE) /DJ Elephant Power (BE)
Ben Frost with Borgar Magnason (contra bass) and Shazad Ismaily (drums, synth) (IS/US) / Roly Porter with videos by MFO (UK/DE) – world premiere /Ancient Methods (DE) / G.H. (UK) – German premiere / Opium Hum (DE)
Sendai (BE) / Kangding Ray (DE) / Mark Fell (UK) / Byetone (DE, DJ set) and many more