Awarded by Deutschlandradio Kultur – Hörspiel/Klangkunst and CTM Festival, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, Ö1 Kunstradio, and the SoCCoS – the Sound of Culture, the Culture of Sound initiative, the CTM 2017 Radio Lab Open Call for works sought unusual ideas for pairing the specific artistic possibilities of radio with the potentials of live performance or installation, that also explore the CTM 2017 Festival theme: Fear Anger Love.

The Death of the Anthropocene” by Mexican artist Julian Bonequi imagined encounters with mysterious mutants, composite human-robot-animals, aliens… all met with aggression, shock and disbelief as they paint grim pictures of the future of humanity. The conversations, animated with narration, incidental sounds and specially composed musical extracts, were accompanied by Bonequi’s own 3D animation.

In 2014, Rima Najdi performed “Madame Bomba: The TNT project” in her hometown of Beirut. To open a conversation about anxiety and fear caused by pervasive violence everywhere she wore a fake cartoon TNT bomb while roaming the streets. Taking off from this action, “Happy New Fear” blends experimental music and sound sourced in Beirut by Kathy Alberici, visual projections by Ana Nieves Moya, and live narration by Najdi as it follows Madame Bomba and her search for her lover in the city, a stranger who exists in the collective consciousness and of whom everyone is afraid of.

The CTM 2017 Radio Lab is supported by the Goethe-Institut, and the SoCCoS – The Sound of Culture, The Culture of Sound initiative that is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Media partner: The Wire

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