Names announced for CTM closing concert

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Floating Points, Pole, Rabih Beaini and Love Cult plus more to close the Berlin festival.

It was around this time last month that CTM revealed names like Peder Mannerfelt, Kassem Mosse, Lena Willikens and Aisha Devi would headline the festival, whose 2016 theme, New Geographies, is centred around looking at “today’s rapidly collapsing borders and emerging new hybrid topographies, as well as the tensions and essentialist backlashes that arise as a response to these changes.” With Morphine Records’ founder Rabin Beaini (pictured above) helping curate the event, special guests include Pauline Oliveros & Ione and Senyawa’s Rully Shabara & Wukir Suryadi. In addition to that, Laurel Halo will bring her collaborative “Still Be Here” installation to Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt featuring Crypton Future Media’s anime persona Hatsune Miku, with further assistance coming from visual and virtual artists Darren Johnston, LaTurbo Avedon and Martin Sulzer.

CTM now reveals the festival’s final performances and after party will take in live shows from Floating Points and Başak Günak’s Ah! Kosmos project, while Pole and visual artist MFO will bring an AV spectacle of naturalistic themes to Berlin’s Astra Kulturhaus. Afterwards Rabin Beaini and Public Information duo Love Cult will bring their sound to iconic Spree-side venue Watergate, with music from further afield presented by Nan Kolè and DJ Lakhe, two DJs “especially dedicated to spreading the scope of gqom, a dance music style that’s recently risen out of Durban.” For more information visit the CTM website.

CTM closing concert and performance will take place at both Astra Kulturhaus and Watergate on Sunday, February 7.