INTERVIEW! Opening CTM at Berghain on Jan 24, improvisational live techno act Giant Swan tell us why it's a good time to take risks, how their latest album is their fiercest yet and what to expect in their much-anticipated show. Plus Playlist! Read more

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Kicking off Jan 24 through Feb 2 at various venues across the city, this year’s edition of CTM is packed with the finest techno, neoperreo, AV performances and more. Here’s our music critic's tips of what not to miss! Read more

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It's a new decade - and time to deal with old guilt! Can we offset our air miles? Make our everyday more sustainable? We chart the route to redemption. Also: Berliners confess, mum shaming gone crazy and colonial guilt going unacknowledged. Out now! Read more


Berlin’s go-to fest for brainy experimental music marks its 20th anniversary with an emphatic motto and an eclectic lineup. It's on Jan 25-Feb 3 at venues across the city. Read more

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Rosa Lux reloaded! 100 years after Rosa Luxemburg's death, Exberliner rediscovers the vibrant woman and prophetic thinker behind the revolutionary Berlin icon, and what makes her inspiring for generations of women today. Out now! Read more

In our brand-new blog, “Avocado Johnson” goes to that thing you’re curious about to answer the question: Are you missing out? This time: Brian Eno at the Gropius-Bau. Read more

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Founded in 1999 as a one-off Transmediale side programme, CTM has become its own beast, engulfing every hot performer, genre and format that could possibly constitute “adventurous music and art”. It's on across the city Jan 26-Feb 4. Read more

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Dutch electro avant-gardist Thomas Ankersmit explains infrasound, the inaudible frequency range featured in his CTM piece Infra at Berghain. Read more

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From January 27 through February 5, brainy experimental music festival CTM brings us fear, anger, love and a trip to Mexico. Read more

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HIGHLIGHTS: It's CTM season again meaning it's time to start snatching up tickets. It's tough to explore these “New Geographies” with all the performances so we've collected our favourites to pencil into your calendar from Jan 29-Feb 7. Read more

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Michal Andrysiak

The week-long digital art/music festival opened on Friday with a new (and free!) exhibition full of hands-on sonic Soviet bliss. Check back on our blog for updates from CTM and Transmediale through the fest's end on Feb 2. Read more


2012’s CTM rightly lives up to its ‘Spectral’ sobriquet with a gaggle of icy chillwave superstars and well-handled, grizzled tech-hands. D. Strauss' one-a-day picks are here: make sure to reserve an extra seat for your ectoplasm. Read more

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