Since 2014, the CTM Radio Lab has been commissioning new work that explores the intersection of radio with live performance or installation, within the context of the festival’ yearly theme. The initiative is led by CTM Festival and Deutschlandradio Kultur – Radio Art /Klangkunst in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, Ö1 Kunstradio, and The Wire magazine.
The call is open to artists worldwide and relevant to fields of experimental music, sound art, radio art, new radio drama, and performance. The commissioned works will premiere in the form of an installation or live performance at CTM 2019 Festival in Berlin (25 January – 3 February 2019), and will be subsequently broadcast in Deutschlandfunk Kultur’s Klangkunst programme in spring 2019. The Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austrian Broadcasting Service) will also present the works via one or more of its platforms: the Ö1 Zeit-Ton or Ö1 Kunstradio shows, and/or the ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival in Graz (autumn 2019).
Projects must clearly explore the potentials of combining radio and live performance / installation; proposals that simply mention the creation of a radio version following a live showing will not be given priority. Projects must equally respond to CTM 2019’s Persistence theme in order to be eligible. The selected works will each be awarded a 5000€ honorarium. Staging and certain production costs will also be covered, upon discussion with the organisers. Application deadline: 9 September 2018 at 23:59 local Berlin time