Berlin festival CTM has announced the theme and first names for 2022.

Taking place from January 28th through 30th, the 23rd edition will feature a digital programme as well as in-person events at Berghain, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Festsaal Kreuzberg, Schwuz and Radialsystem.

Included among the first wave of acts are Loraine James, Machine Girl, Nakul Krishnamurthy, deli girls, De Schuurman and Jennifer Walton.

The theme for CTM 2022 is “Contact,” inviting artists to present personal and artistic work in response to the lack of human contact during the pandemic.

First artists line up confirmed:

deli girls [US]
De Schuurman [NL]
DJ Fuckoff [NZ/DE]
Edna Martinez [CO/DE]
Fronte Vacuo – »Humane Methods [ΣXHALE]« [IT/DE]
Jennifer Walton [UK]
Loraine James [UK]
Machine Girl [US]
Nakul Krishnamurthy [IN] – »Tesserae«
Ostbam [PL/DE]
Raed Yassin [LB/DE] – »Phantom Orchestra«

»Modular Organ System« by Phillip Sollman & Konrad Sprenger [DE] with interventions by:

Arnold Dreyblatt [DE]
Brass Abacus [INT]
Ellen Arkbro [INT]
Kali Malone & Stephen O’Malley [US]
Will Guthrie [AU/FR]
CTM Radio Lab and Kontinuum commissioned works by:
Andrius Arutiunian [LT/NL] – »Incantations«
Fronte Violeta & Martha Kiss Perrone [BR] – »What is Not (O Que Não Está)«
Jonathan Reus [US/NL]

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