Performance Highlight – transmediale / CTM collaboration

The upcoming festival will premiere an extensive concert programme organised collaboratively between transmediale and CTM. Each night during transmediale there will be another special event, staged mostly at the House of World Cultures but also at WMF as well as other exciting venues in Berlin. Here is a description of three highlights and the overview of the full line-up.

The series begins at the transmediale.10 Opening Gala on Tuesday, 2 February. The pioneering American musician Charlemagne Palestine will ring the bells of the large Tiergarten Carillon next to the House of World Cultures to announce the beginning of the festival. Later that week, on Friday, 5 February, he will perform a concert in the extraordinary surrounds of the Französischer Dom.

transmediale & CTM are delighted to present Japanese musician and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda, for the first time. Consistently one of the most innovative figures within electronic audiovisual practice, Ikeda will perform at the House of World Cultures on Wednesday, 3 February. Outstanding audiovisual performances by Thomas Köner & Jürgen Reble and artificiel will also take place at the House of World Cultures.

On the evening of Saturday, February 6 the winners of the transmediale Award – jointly hosted by transmediale and CTM – will be announced during a gala ceremony at the House of World Cultures. Later that evening an Award Party will take place at WMF featuring The Modern Deep Left Quartet & Guests. Also at the WMF is a concert featuring one of the most prolific and ceaselessly inventive personalities in electronic music - Atom TM - plus performances by new talent on the Raster-Noton label.

The series culminates on Sunday, 7 February with a very special concert in the House of World Cultures, presenting artists and experimental music from China, in collaboration with the eARTS Festival in Shanghai.

The full line-up of collaborative concerts is:

Tuesday, 2 February
transmediale.10 Opening Gala
Featuring Charlemagne Palestine (us)
Tiergarten Carillon & Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Wednesday, 3 February
Pattern Recognition
Featuring Ryoji Ikeda (jp) and Jürgen Reble & Thomas Köner (de)
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Auditorium

Thursday, 4 February
POWEr
Featuring artificiel (ca)
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Auditorium

Friday, 5 February
Französischer Dom concert
Featuring Charlemagne Palestine (us)
Französischer Dom

Saturday, 6 February
Raster-Noton Evening
Featuring AtomTM (de), Grischa Lichtenberger (de), Senking (de), Aoki Takamasa (jp), Ulf Eriksson (se)
WMF

Sunday, 7 February
Myths Of The Near Future
Featuring FM3_Zhang (cn), Xu Wenkai (cn), Fengmeng Bo (cn) & Ben Huang (cn)
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Auditorium

Photo: Ryuichi Maruo, courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)
Ryoji Ikeda - test pattern (2008)