Event / 15 Oct 2021

Black Mantis

Black Mantis

Jazz electronica & immersive visuals

Black Mantis is a live music immersive performance developed between 4Pi Productions and Deri Roberts. Premiering at Diffusion Festival, Black Mantis is a new project from South Wales based producer Deri Roberts, possibly best known for being one-third of Slowly Rolling Camera. His latest album Devil's Flower sees him delve into his darker electronic side fusing together his love for sound sculpture, electronica, and jazz, resulting in an exciting new ever-changing sound world with a visual score produced by the award winning creative studio 4Pi.

Deri Roberts: Live electronics

Ben Waghorn: Saxophone

Mark Sambell: Keys

Jon Goode: Bass

Elliot Bennett: Drums

Visuals: 4Pi Productions

About Artist

Portrait of Black Mantis

Black Mantis

Black Mantis is a live music immersive performance developed between 4Pi Productions and Deri Roberts.

4Pi Productions

4Pi is an award-winning creative studio that blends powerful emerging technologies with cross-media storytelling approaches, producing immersive experiences that reach out to audiences in new and engaging ways. 4Pi develop their own creative projects and platforms, including The Dance Dome which has visited more than 30 cities across the world. 4Pi explores the boundaries between art, design and technology and recently opened CULTVR Lab in Cardiff, Europe’s first immersive cross-disciplinary space with a strong focus on digital arts, live performance and 360º cinema.

Deri Roberts

Deri Roberts is a producer, composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist based in South Wales, he is possible best known as one third of the creative minds behind Slowly Rolling Camera however his work is so varied it’s impossible to place him under one musical umbrella.

After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he studied creative music technology Deri began his professional career working as a freelance composer and sound designer with Brollyman Productions. This is where he cut his teeth in terms of media composition and production, it is also where he first met engineer Andy Allan (Massive Attack, Portishead) now an old friend and colleague.