CTM Festival enters the Betonhalle, a massive concrete space located underneath Silent Green, for the first time. The multi-day Betonhalle programme will feature several concerts focused on music’s power to evoke stories, landscapes, situations, and imaginaries. The first performer in this series is Icelander
Hildur Guðnadóttir, who will present a live version of her Emmy-award winning score to the TV series “Chernobyl.” Ranging from intimate simplicity to huge soundscapes, the work combines acoustic instrumentation and field recordings from Chernobyl’s sister power plant Ignalina in Lithuania. Hildur will be joined by Sam Slater and field recordist Chris Watson, artists who helped realise her vision. Lighting is by Theresa Baumgartner, and spatialisation by Francesco Donadello. Chernobyl is co-commissioned by Unsound, Dark Mofo, the Barbican, and Rewire.
The concert is part of CTM 2020 Festival, which will again play out across some of Berlin’s most standout cultural and nightlife venues. CTM pairs daring artistic content with an in-depth discourse programme, framing today’s sounds and music cultures within a shifting, hybrid global society. With the theme, Liminal, CTM 2020 examines transitional phases where familiar orders are destabilised.