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Hacklab Finale Photo: Udo Siegfriedt

2020: Nusasonic at CTM Festival

CTM Festival’s 2020 edition took place 24 January – 2 February 2020 in Berlin. With the theme, Liminal, CTM attempted to reflect on music as a space and catalyst for transformation. The festival proposed multiple entry points into its theme by bringing together challenging, hybrid performances and transformative musical experiences.

Nusasonic at CTM Festival 2020
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Nusasonic Residencies

Nusasonic residencies aim to strengthen artistic knowledge and links within the region and with Europe. The yearly residencies occur at various locations in South East Asia.

Nusasonic Residencies
Nusasonic in BlackKaijXtra © BlackKaji/ Playfreely

2019: BlackKajiXtra Nusasonic

BlackKajiXtra: Nusasonic spanned two-days from 20–21 July 2019 in Singapore, with daytime programme of panels and workshop, and night-time concerts. The Singapore special (of monthly concert series BlackKaji) introduced new musicians (Horizon99, Amazon Sun and Pupa) to the Nusasonic journey and deepened the intra-regional dialogues on experimental sound and music cultures.

BlackKajiXtra Nusasonic
Nusasonic at CTM Festival © CTM Festival/ Udo Siegfriedt

2019: Nusasonic at CTM Festival

CTM Festival’s 20th anniversary edition took place 25 January – 3 February 2019 in Berlin. With
the title, Persistence, CTM 2019 examined the aesthetic and societal potentials and pains of
perseverance, and of its opposite: the transient and the provisional, and considers the struggles
that come with balancing continuity and changeability.

Nusasonic at CTM Festival
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2018: Nusasonic in Yogyakarta

Nusasonic is a multi-year project that plunges into a broad spectrum of experimental sound and music cultures in Southeast Asia, enabling dialogue within the region, with Europe, and beyond. It kicks off 2–13 October 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, beginning as a multi-day lab where new artist pairings, a hacklab, and a sonic wilderness group play together and create new musical works, ideas, and possibilities. Later in the week and weekend, the festival showcases the results of these works within a programme that also includes concerts, a club night, guerrilla outdoor events, and daytime programme of talks, panels, and workshops.

Nusasonic in Yogyakarta