Still Be Here is based around Japanese “virtual popstar” Hatsune Miku.

CTM has announced details of a major collaboration set to premiere at the festival’s 2016 edition featuring music from Laurel Halo.

Still Be Here is an idea conceptualised by artist Mari Matsutoya, and revolves around Japanese “virtual popstar” Hatsune Miku. The project sees Laurel Halo creating music alongside a team including choreographer and visual artist Darren Johnston, virtual artist LaTurbo Avedon and digital artist Martin Sulzer.

The performance, which takes place at Berlin’s Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt on February 5 and 6 is described by CTM as a “unique collaborative performance that draws us into the multiplying realities of a 21st century pop star, and traces the dynamics at play between fans, corporations and social desires.” The performance will also appear at Austria’s Donaufestival and London’s Barbican later in the year.

The performance forms part of CTM’s 2016 theme of “New Geographies”, and also features appearances from Aïsha Devi, Pauline Oliveros, Fis, Peder Mannerfelt, Lena Willikens, J.G Biberkopf and many more from January 29 to February 7. Tickets can be found at the CTM website.



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