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From 26 January – 4 February 2024, CTM Festival will celebrate a silver 25 year anniversary at Radialsystem, Berghain, silent green, and other Berlin venues.

CTM Festival 2024 – Sustain

CTM 2024 is titled "Sustain" – a weird and fascinating word that touches opposite polarities of the contemporary experience as it speaks of the empathy and determination through which we survive, as well as of our anxieties, losses, and pains. In the word "sustain" we sense both what we are going through while hearing what needs to be done. It is as much a description as it is an imperative as it is a vocation towards more interdependent ways of life. With its 2024 edition CTM Festival asks what if "sustain" were a sound? What would it be like? Music is not only a refuge, but also a constant reminder of our desire to get closer to the brighter end of the spectrum. Looking at musical life and music ecosystems under the perspective of "sustain", what ideals, ethics, and practices can we identify and discuss to make music a means to work towards something more sane, just, and sustainable?

Further details on the festival theme and more are to be found on the CTM website.
Additional information
Das CTM Festival at Radialsystem is funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt, Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Goethe-Institut, Auswärtiges Amt, Programm Kultur der Europäischen Union, Programm »Zeitgeist Irland 24« by Culture Ireland and the Irish Embassy in Germany, Pro Helvetia and the Embassy of the Netherlands

Media partners: Deutschlandfunk Kultur, FACT, Full Moon, RBB radioeins, Refuge Worldwide, Siegessäule, The Wire and tip Berlin.

CTM 2024 at Radialsystem:


29 01 – 03 02 2024Concerts & Performances

29 01 – 03 02 2024MusicMakers Hacklab

30 01 – 03 02 2024CTM 2024 Discoursive Programme: Talks, Lecture Performances & Discourse on the Festival Theme „Sustain“

04 02 2024MusicMakers Hacklab Finale

04 02 2024Research Networking Day


The exact dates and acts will be announced shortly.