Berlin Current

Artist Support Programme

The new sound of the city – Berlin current presented young, unconventional, and experimental pop music from Berlin.

Running from 2013–2017, Berlin Current was an ongoing CTM-led project that identified and supported emerging Berlin-based musicians, without attachment to notions of fixed geographical or temporal identity. The initiative involved an ever-fluctuating group of musicians in order to nurture a fluid panoply of musical voices in Berlin. Be they new to the city or longtime residents, these diverse musicians all contributed to (a) moment(s) in time in a city in flux.

The initiative supported artists by producing live concerts at Berghain, Boiler Room Berlin and during CTM Festival, or Berlin Current showcases at festivals and events Europe-wide. Creative commissions education initiatives with Ableton, as well as radio and magazine features by partners The Quietus, No Fear of Pop, BLN.FM, and De:Bug before its closure, also made up a significant part of the initiative.

Featured artists comprisd among other: Lumisokea, Jesse-Osborne Lanthier, KETEV, Dasha Rush, Objekt, Lief Hall, Moon Wheel, Kobosil, Golden Disco Ship, Ame Zek, Kathy Alberici, OAKE, Shapednoise, M.E.S.H., Reliq, Sarah Farina, Phoebe Kiddo, LOTIC.

Berlin Current showcases were held at a.o. Unsound, MUTEK Mexico and Montreal, Intonal Festival, Norbergfestival, STUK, RIAM, Cynetart, TodaysArt, and PHONO Festival.

Sponsored by the Musicboard Berlin.

See Berlin Current on CTM Festival's website for more information