From the desk of Actual anonymous:
“This is really cool.”
Jonsi, the singer of Sigur Ros, uses video effects projected during live performances to enchance the overall experience of the music. For example, for the track “Sinking Friendships” video simulating a rainstorm – with rain drops falling on glass and rushing water rising from the floor to the ceiling – immerses the audience in an entirely new world. This is not your run of the mill smoke machine and lights show, Jonsi and other musicians are entering new territory as they experiment with video during live performances.
Here’s a link for the homepage of the London-based 59 Productions, creators of Jonsi’s new video environments.
And, to read the full NPR article on the emerging trend of video linked to live performance click here.