CTM 2018 Radio Lab - Call for Works

CTM 2018 Radio Lab - Call for Works

For the fifth year in a row, CTM Festival and Deutschlandfunk Kultur – Radio Art / Klangkunst will collaborate with the Goethe-Institut, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, Ö1 Kunstradio, and the British music magazine The Wire to commission an artistic project that explores the intersection between radio and live performance or installation while also relating to the CTM Festival theme.

The call is open to artists in the fields of experimental music, sound art, radio art, new radio drama, and performance. The commissioned work will premiere in the form of an installation or live performance at CTM 2018 Festival in Berlin (26 January – 4 February 2018), and then be broadcast in Deutschlandfunk Kultur’s Klangkunst programme. The Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) will subsequently present them via one or more of its platforms (depending on the character of the works): the Ö1 Zeit-Ton or Ö1 Kunstradio radio shows, and/or (in Autumn 2018), the ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival in Graz.

Proposed projects must explore the potential of combining radio and live performance / installation within the framework of CTM 2018’s theme, Turmoil. The winning proposal will be presented as a live performance or installation and in the form of a 40 to 55-minute radio broadcast.

Last year’s winning projects, selected from over 150 entries, can be enjoyed once more in autumn 2017. The piece "Happy New Fear"from Lebanese artist Rima Najdi in collaboration with Kathy Alberici and Ana Nieves Moya will be presented live on 8 October as part of "Radiokunst Kunstradio", within the one-day Ö1 Kunstsonntag Spezial on the occasion of the ORF musikprotokoll

im steirischen herbst festival’s 50th anniversary, and simultaneously broadcast live. The second

piece, "The Death of the Anthropocene" by Mexican artist Julian Bonequi, will be broadcast on 15 October, also via Ö1 Kunstradio. Both pieces can already be streamed via the website of Deutschlandfunk Kultur (follow the links above).

The call is not subject to geographical restrictions – we encourage submissions by artists from all over the world. The selected work will be awarded a 5,000 € stipend. Staging and certain production costs will also be covered, upon discussion with the organisers.

Application deadline: 15 September 2017


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