CTM 2024: Ben Frost feat. Greg Kubacki & Tarik Barri, HJirok

The concert takes place within CTM Festival´s 25th anniversary edition, which runs from January 26 to February 4, 2024. Under the theme Sustain, CTM 2024 presents the current state of adventurous music, from pulsating dance floor to shared moments of artistic intimacy.

Artist and Composer Ben Frost will appear in support of his first solo album since 2017’s groundbreaking The Centre Cannot Hold. Over the last years the composer’s prolific output has focused on creating cinematographic scores, penning music for Netflix's acclaimed Dark and 1899, composing an opera, or shaping sound for installations with Richard Mosse among other. Frost’s compositions are always created with an acute awareness of the listener and their comfort thresholds, exploiting every extreme of pitch and volume. In a new live collaboration with Greg Kubacki of U.S. math/metalcore band Car Bomb and celebrated audiovisual artist Tarik Barri, Frost continues to expand his visceral approach to sonic and cinematic experimentalism.

HJirok is a project by renowned singer Hani Mojtahedy and Andi Toma (Mouse on Mars) that addresses the devastating effects of climate change in the Iranian-Kurdish region and the Iraqi-Kurdish border area. Blending the fictional character of HJirok, a water spirit that invokes a holistic view of the region, and harsh political realities, the artists process the impulses of the struggle for freedom in Iran as part of its complaint about alienation, division, and man-made disasters. Water is a resource that is reaching its limits, leading to conflicts in nature and between the nations in the region. HJirok waits in her element, amidst waterfalls, for people to return to her and accept her gifts in their true meaning, instead of choosing exploitation and oppression. It's not too late, she sings.

Saturday, 27. January
Doors: 7 pm / Start: 8 pm

CTM Festival is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion, the  Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and many more.


Event Access

This event is 16+. This concert will have loud volumes – hearing protection is available free of charge at the entrance (ticket check).
silent green Betonhalle is partially accessible: The ramp leading down to the venue has a very strong angle, which can create difficulties for non-electric wheelchairs. A lift is available at the back of the building, please speak to entrance staff for assistance. We encourage you to get in touch with us in advance so that we can help plan your visit: accessibility(at)ctm-festival.de.
We offer free access for an accompanying person for holders of a »Schwerbehinderten Ausweis mit Kategorie B« card. Please get in touch with CTM’s boxoffice in advance to make arrangements: boxoffice(at)ctm-festival.de.
Reduced tickets for this event are available to holders of a »Berechtigungsnachweis.« You must present this document together with your ticket when entering the venue. Reduced tickets are also available at the door.