CTM Festival > Call for Hybrid Radio/Live Works (Germany / Remote)

Since 2014, the CTM Radio Lab has commissioned new works that explore the intersection of radio with live performance or installation within the context of a yearly theme. The initiative is led by CTM Festival and Deutschlandfunk Kultur – Radio Art / Klangkunst in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, Ö1 Kunstradio, and The Wire magazine.

The call is open to artists worldwide and is relevant to fields of experimental music, sound art, radio art, new radio drama, and performance. The commissioned works will premiere at CTM 2021 Festival in Berlin (22 – 31 January 2021), and will be subsequently broadcast in Deutschlandfunk Kultur’s Klangkunst programme in spring 2020 in the form of a 40–55 minute radio show. The Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austrian Broadcasting Service) will also present the works via one or more of its platforms: the Ö1 Zeit-Ton or Ö1 Radiokunst – Kunstradio radio shows, and/or the ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival in Graz (autumn 2021).

Projects must clearly explore the potentials of combining radio and live performance / installation; proposals that simply mention the creation of a radio version following a live showing will not be given priority. Projects must equally respond to CTM 2021’s theme of Transformation, and be ready to adapt to remote/online or socially distanced formats if necessary.

Two selected works will be supported by a production budget/fee of EUR 5000 each. Technical/staging costs for CTM and possible ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival presentations will be covered additionally, upon discussion with the organisers. Should an in-person presentation be possible, additional travel expenses to Berlin and lodging during the festival period will also be discussed.

Deadline: 16 September 2020

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