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CTM 2018 @ Festsaal Kreuzberg - Amenra, Scott Kelly

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Festsaal Kreuzberg

Am Flutgraben 2

12435 Berlin

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Doors open at 20:00 | Concert starts at 21:00

Amenra
Support: Scott Kelly (Neurosis) accompanied by John Judkins (Rwake)

Belgian post-metal band Amenra will take the stage with a brooding, emotive style that grew out of experiences of loss and pain. The five-piece band is fronted by vocalist Colin van Eeckhout, who speaks openly about their music’s role as an outlet for “the things that cast a shadow over existence” – solitude, melancholy, sadness, demons, the certainty of death. Although the members all have a background in anti-establishment punk and straight-edge hardcore, the formation of Amenra went hand in hand with a decision to take a more personal direction – to keep things “closer to home.” Their CTM appearance marks the release of the latest addition to their Mass series, Mass VI, which was produced by Billy Anderson and released on Neurot Recordings, the label run by members of Neurosis. The album reflects on contrasts central to human existence – light and darkness, hope and despair – via disparate styles, from contemplative textures to sonic enormity.

Scott Kelly, who is best known as the frontman of legendary post-metal band Neurosis, and also for his work with Shrinebuilder, Tribes of Neurot, and Mastodon, will open the night, joined by the complimentary and nuanced sounds of Rwake’s John Judkins. In its bare frankness and deeply personal spirituality, Kelly’s fearlessly introspective songwriting speaks of its function and faculty to help withstand his struggles and pains of life. With sparse guitar and a bottomless dark voice, his songs conjure survival, redemption, forgiveness, console, endurance, and healing.

Since its early days, CTM Festival has featured music and art that acts as a mirror for social and political conditions. Our 2018 theme, Turmoil, builds on the insights of 2017’s Fear Anger Love, and continues its inquiry into the potential of sound and music to invigorate resilience and awareness at a time when we have begun normalising the ongoing barrage of political, social, and environmental crises and the resulting disquiet that resonates through our on- and offline lives.

CTM 2018 Turmoil explores the state of music and sound practice in the face of a confusing and critical present: What is the sound of turmoil? What are aesthetics of tumult? Which other sonic and musical responses could we conceive of to counter the current overload of agitation? As it inquires into these questions, this CTM edition also renews and strengthens a commitment to welcoming a wide range of artists and audiences with diverse backgrounds.

From 26 January – 4 February 2018, CTM 2018 returns to its constellation of exciting nightlife and cultural venues in Berlin, including HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, YAAM, and Festsaal Kreuzberg.


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This ticket grants access for the above CTM 2018 event at Festsaal Kreuzberg. It does not grant access to the other venues of the festival. Access to festival venues can only be granted with valid festival passes or tickets. Lost tickets will not be refunded.

CTM 2018 ticket holders understand that they may potentially have their photos taken during their festival visit, and authorize CTM to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for purposes of publicising the festivals.

Access to CTM’s nighttime events cannot be granted for persons under 18 years of age. Photography and filming strictly prohibited.

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