photos by Greg Cristman
Amon Tobin @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Nightclub lasers and lights are one thing. These days, electronic music visuals are on a whole other level. Artists have upped the production ante on their live shows, taking the DJ set out of the club and into the venue...Amon Tobin brought his ISAM live performance/light show to Brooklyn Masonic Temple last night (10/25), the first of THREE sold out dates at the venue. Emika supports Tobin on all three nights, but won't join him at MoogFest 2011 in North Carolina, his last US date before heading overseas to play the UK. All dates and more pictures and some video from the impressive Brooklyn spectacle, below...
But perhaps the most ambitious of this year's traveling visual circuses is Amon Tobin's ISAM, a fully HD, 3-D mapping experience that brings Tobin's experimental electronic album of the same name to subtly stunning life.
"Comparisons could be made to Deadmau5 and Daft Punk, who make electronic music and surround themselves with technology as they perform," says Tobin, who brings the "ISAM Live" show to the Congress Theater on Friday. "But unlike that, ISAM doesn't focus on making people dance. It's not a DJ set where you're raving; it's a much more cinematic experience, and is more closely guided by a narrative, how the visuals and music work together."
The show features a shape-shifting DJ booth/art installation. Washes of color, shapes and video images stream over the structure, triggered by Tobin in a storyboard mapped to the music in real time...
"Whether people are into my stuff or not, they come to the show and have an awesome experience regardless," he says. "And then the hope is that there'll be some people who get more curious about the record itself." -[Chicago Sun Times]
Amon Tobin ISAM - Brooklyn, NY - Oct. 25, 2011
AMON TOBIN - 2011 TOUR DATES
10/26/11 Brooklyn Masonic Temple w/Emika Brooklyn NY
10/27/11 Brooklyn Masonic Temple w/Emika Brooklyn NY
10/29/11 Moogfest Festival Pass Only Asheville NC
11/23/11 HMV Forum London UK
11/24/11 HMV Forum London UK