28.I-3.II Sunn O))) & Myrninerest (David Tibet of Current 93) @ CTM Festival, Berlin
CTM.13 THE GOLDEN AGE
28 January — 3 February 2012
HAU, Berghain, Stattbad, Kunstraum Kreuzberg and others
The 14th edition of the CTM Festival will take place from 28 January - 3 February 2013. Under the title, The Golden Age, the Festival this time seeks to reflect on the (over-)abundance of music in the modern world and its consequences for individuals, aesthetics, politics and the economy.
Atom™ (Uwe Schmidt) & Marc Behrens
Atom™ presents Alpha txt feat. Material Object
Dean Blunt (of Hype Williams) presents The Narcissist
Diamond Version (Alva Noto & Byetone) + Atsuhiro Ito
Myrninerest (David Tibet of Current 93 & James Blackshaw)
PAN label showcase: Mark Fell (of SND), Florian Hecker, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Jar Moff, Lee Gamble and Heatsick
People Like Us
Portrait of Ernstalbrecht Stiebler: Agnieszka Dziubak, Werner Dafeldecker, and ensemble L'Art pour L'Art
Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory
Simian Mobile Disco
Skream feat Sgt Pokes
Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez feat. A Guy Called Gerald
Xiu Xiu + Eugene S. Robinson: Sal Mineo
The CTM team is pleased to add one more important piece of the 14th edition’s program – the Closing Concert at Astra Kulturhaus – which will headline Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley's Sunn O))), an influencial project with a revolving cast of musicians that excavates and expands the metal genre, remapping its coordinates with the lowest frequencies imaginable and mutating its compositional scope in the process.
The massive wave-pools Sunn O))) create are more akin to the precisely oscillating soundscapes of minimalist drone composer Tony Conrad than some flint-fingered pseudo-Sabbath acolytes. Loud though rarely harsh, the sounds start low, intensifying incrementally until they've transformed the entire listening area into a dank chamber teeming with elegant sustain. Adding to the sensory overload of the Sunn O))) experience, the duo obscures themselves in clouds of thick fog, dressing in hooded robes, periodically thrusting guitars toward the sky.
While CTM has hosted diverse projects by Sunn O)))'s core musicians over the years (Burial Chamber Trio, KTL, Aethenor etc), 2013 marks the first time that conditions were in place to present this celebrated project, and is also the first time the band performs in Berlin since 2009. Supporting act TBC.
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS NOW ON SALE
While this event is included in all of the different CTM festival passports available, individual tickets are also now on sale online. Check the Tickets & Accreditation section for more information and to purchase.