Initiated in 2012, the Polymorphism concert series at Berghain takes shape as a crossbreed of club night, concert, and experimental laboratory, and explores the artistic possibilities of a present moment in which everything counts as a viable source and no rules apply.
An unprecedented range of sound has been made available today through digitization and the development of new technologies. Constantly in flux, our acoustic environments are saturated by diverse influences. Polymorphism, hosted by CTM Festival, introduces artists who, rather than limiting or refining the scope of their sound to subscribe to existing genres, categories, or expectations, embrace the challenge of hybridity. The resulting styles may be at once chaotic and wholly coherent, amorphous and hazy, or packed with strong contrasts, yet are never anything less than resolutely eclectic and subjective.
Artists who performed within Polymorphism nights comprise Oneohtrix Point Never, LA Vampires, Morphosis, Hieroglyphic Being, Slava, Nguzunguzu, James Ferraro, 2562, Untold, The Haxan Cloak, William Basinski, Charanjit Singh, A Guy Called Gerald, Forest Swords, Kuedo, Stelar Om Source, Lorenzo Senni and many more.