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First Names For CTM 2016
Christian Eede , November 11th, 2015 15:59

Berlin festival announces first wave of acts for 2016 including specially commissioned and one-off performances

The annual CTM Festival returns to Berlin in January with a new theme of ‘New Geographies’ and now the first names for 2016 have been announced revealing a selection of specially commissioned and one-off performances taking place across multiple venues in the city.

Special projects taking place as part of CTM 2016 will come from Pauline Oliveros and Ione, Keiji Haino, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Rully Shabara & Wukir Suryadi and Abdel Karim Shaar. Confirmed today also are commissioned works and premieres from FIS & Rob Thorne, Peder Mannerfelt, Vincent Moon, Marija Bozinovska Jones (MBJ Wetware and JG Biberkopf), Deena Abdelwahed, Sharif Sehnaoui (with Omar Rajeh & Malek Andary), Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand (with Paul Prudence), Marcin Pietruszewski and Aisha Devi & Tianzhou Chen.

Completing the first round of names are Tara Transitory aka One Man Nation, Jerusalem In My Heart, Group A, Lena Willikens, Maurice Louca, Kassem Mosse, The Dwarves of East Agouza, Sublime Frequencies, Mikael Seifu, Honey Dijon and T’ien Lai.

CTM 2016 runs from January 29 - Februrary 7 with 2016 marking its 17th edition. Next year’s theme of ‘New Geographies’ “examines today’s rapidly collapsing borders and emerging new hybrid topographies, as well as the tensions and essentialist backlashes that arise as a response to these changes.” You can find out more details on the 2016 programme and get tickets here.