CTM FESTIVAL 2022: MUSIC AND ARTS PROGRAM RETURNS WITH PERFORMANCES, ART AND A GIANT DECONSTRUCTED ORGAN
This year’s CTM Festival has such a big program that organizers have had to split it in two. Okay: the current Covid situation is part of the reason, but the line-up really is packed. Running until 06.02.2022, Part 1 of the multi-genre music and arts event features high-tech installations, interactive music performances and online workshops (the usual club events and concerts will follow in May). First up: continuing tonight (20.01) and throughout the festival is the Modular Organ System, a sound installation at Silent Green’s Betonhalle that consists of a giant organ constructed out of ceramics and papier mâché by composer duo Phillip Sollmann and Konrad Sprenger. This experimental spirit is also on show at 40 Years of Touch, a concert in the Silent Green Kuppelhalle that celebrates four decades of the UK audio-visual label. The show features ambient sounds from Canadian sound artist Crys Cole and Australian multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi.
Over in Kreuzberg, Bethanien is once again hosting the CTM exhibition. This year’s theme is Connected Alienation, with a multi-media group show that explores how artists have kept collaborating during the pandemic (opens on 28.01). Events continue online with Jump Cut, a six-part web series featuring musical compositions and 3D graphics created by artists in lockdown. The series is available via the HAU4 platform, while over on YouTube you can check out CTM’s collection of streamed concerts and discussions. If you what to know what Part 2 has in store, you can get a sneak-peak of the line-up here.
Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Camille Blake, Jan St. Werner & Catherine Opie
CTM 2022 Part 1 (until 06.02.2022), various venues and online. You can view the program and buy tickets online.