Israel Martínez
Do, 31/01/2019, 01:00 Uhr
Konzert / Klangkunst

CTM 2019: Israel Martínez


Konzert im Rahmen des CTM 2019 Festivals – Persistence

"Persistence in Mexico, as in other parts of the world, or rather, throughout the world, today, is not a choice or a possibility: it is a condition to be able to survive, to be able to imagine a different future ... contributing substantially to critical thinking and resistance throughout the world" writes Mexican sound artist Israel Martínez. With Love and Rage, the artist proposes a tribute to the persistence of resistance via a series of powerful, intimate performances that make "a very strong sonic statement on political activism in Mexico, resonating with many forms of persistence around the world." Marcus Gammel (Deutschlandfunk Kultur).

The work is one of two selected by the CTM Radio Lab, a yearly prize Awarded by Deutschlandfunk Kultur – Radio Art/Klangkunst and CTM Festival, in collaboration with ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival, Ö1 Kunstradio, and The Wire magazine, that seeks unusual explorations of the artistic possibilities of radio and live performance mediums. "Love and Rage' will be premiered at CTM 2019 Festival in Berlin, with radio versions to be broadcast via Deutschlandfunk Kultur (spring 2019). The works will also be presented by the Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF Austrian Broadcasting Service) via one of their platforms: the ORF Zeit-Ton or Ö1 Kunstradio shows, or the ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival in Graz.

The concert takes place as part of CTM Festival, which celebrates 20 years in 2019! Through a series of concerts, club nights, an exhibition, talks, and other formats presented from 25.1.–3.2.2019 at various Berlin venues, CTM 2019 invites both longtime and new artistic collaborators and partners to collectively consider the struggles that come with balancing continuity and changeability. In this spirit, this edition's theme of Persistence examines the aesthetic and societal potentials and pains of perseverance, and of its opposite – the transient and the provisional. It’s not only a fitting allegory for our 20th birthday, but also describes an attempt to consider what is worth being persistent about, and how.

https://www.ctm-festival.de

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