The Berlin festival has revealed the first acts for next year’s edition.
They will join Akua, Aquarian, Bbymutha, Dis Fig, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Robert Henke, VTSS and many more across a variety of venues throughout the German capital, including HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Festsaal Kreuzberg, and SchwuZ. Additionally, the festival will also be hosting special projects at Radialsystem V and an immersive listening series at Silent Green’s Betonhalle.
CTM have accompanied their first announcement with a short exploration of the festival’s theme: ‘Liminal’. “Liminal phenomena and states are transitional phases in which a familiar order sees its values and symbols destabilised; norms are suspended or turned on their heads”, reads the accompanying statement. “We find ourselves in ambiguous spaces, somewhere between a past that is no longer valid and an ever-becoming future.”
“Liminality characterises spiritual practices, social rituals, and other transformative experiences. In music, boundary-disturbing experiences and acts of transgression are perpetually negotiated and re-negotiated. Yet liminality, hybridisation, and transgression should not be blindly celebrated—rather, praise should be supplemented with critical evaluation.”
“With Liminal, CTM 2020 throws itself into limbo in hopes of stimulating a critical discussion of our present and possible futures.” Early bird passes for CTM 2020 are available now. Check out a full list of the first acts to be announced below.
CTM 2020 lineup:
Animals of Distinction, Fly Pan Am & United Visual Artists – “Frontera” [CA]
Ashley Fure – “Hive Rise” [US]
Borokov Borokov [BE]
Dis Fig [US/DE]
Dorine Mokha & Elia Rediger – “Hercules of Lubumbashi” [CH/CD]
Giant Swan [UK]
Henry Wu [UK]
Hildur Guðnadóttir presents “Chernobyl” feat. Chris Watson and Sam Slater [INT]
Jacob Kirkegaard – “Opus Mors” [DK]
Kamaal Williams [UK]
Louis-Philippe Demers & Bill Vorn – “Inferno” [CA]
Moesha 13 [FR]
Prumsodun Ok, Ana Maria Rodriguez, Fred Pommerehn & Ensemble KNM – “Drops and Seeds” [INT]
Robert Henke – “CBM 8032 AV” [DE]
Virgen María [ES/UK]