Three VR sets from CTM , featuring Mentrix, FJAAK and Cuntroaches.

This year’s edition of Berlin’s CTM Festival began last month, in an online format due to the pandemic. In the in a series of highlights from the festival’s 2021 programme, we present three live performances filmed in 360° video.

Featuring Sufi-inspired singer and composer Mentrix, a showcase from FJAAK’s SPANDAU20 label and noise-punk trio Cuntroaches, the three performances were filmed live in Berlin’s Festsaal Kreuzberg venue using -definition 360° cameras and feature bespoke scenography and visuals.

Mentrix

Mentrix is the alias of Berlin-based composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Samar Rad, whose Iranian heritage and background in percussion through the teachings of Islamic Sufism form a key part of her musical . This performance draws on her recent debut album, My Enemy My Love.

SPANDAU20 live showcase

Berlin techno favourites FJAAK present a showcase of artists from their SPANDAU20 label in this 50-minute showcase, which also features ANNA Z, J. Manuel, and Claus Schöning. The also features VJing from visual label Pfadfinderei.

Cuntroaches

Formed of Martina Schoene-Radunski (guitar, vocals), Claire Panthère (drums), and David Hantelius (bass), Cuntroaches have been recording together since 2016. The noise-punk trio, who are known for covering their audience with trash in normal times, blend industrial sounds with frantic drumming in this socially-distanced set.

Video Recording: artVisit 360°
Lights & Scenography: SIDF
Filmed at Festsaal Kreuzberg

Watch next: CTM 2021: Apotome Artist Takeover – Deena Abdelwahed

Source: Fact Magazine

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