Amon Tobin "ISAM Live" Audio/Visual Show Plans Unveiled
April 13, 2011
May 23rd sees the release of the seventh record by electronic pioneer Amon Tobin. Entitled ISAM, it revolves around the use of invented instruments and synthesising natural sounds.
“It’s by far the most exciting development in my personal quest for some control over nature,” Tobin explains. “Anything from a grain of found sound to my own voice can be transformed into something new.”
The album is Tobin's most thrilling, experimental and yet simultaneously accessible work to date; a musical statement that despite being a new direction, is a logical step from his previous releases.
The album campaign will be accompanied by an all new, highly ambitious, breathtaking ISAM live show. Tobin will be stepping away from previous DJ centric performances, and instead will be providing a large scale live audio/visual experience to select cities around the world.
Developing the visual show alongside Amon is the award winning, internationally published V Squared Labs in collaboration with LVTHN. Leading the animation and interactive team are directors Vello Virkhaus & Matt Daly. V Squared team has an impressive visual experience design resume including 50 Cent, Erick Morillo, Paul Oakenfold, Marquee Las Vegas, Korn and Red Hot Chilli Peppers amongst others.
Creative Director Alex Lazarus (blasthaus) who has been on the production crew at Coachella Festival for eleven years, and has worked with everyone from Flying Lotus, Boys Noize, and Massive Attack, to Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. Designing the set is Heather Shaw from Vitamotus Design Studio, who has designed award winning stages and environments for festivals and exhibits around the world. Building the set is Stefano Novelli.
The show will feature a stunning 25' x 14' x 8' multi-dimensional/ shape shifting 3-D art installation surrounding Tobin and enveloping him and the audience in a beyond 3-D experience. A fantastic visual journey to accompany ISAM.
It will be a visual onslaught - abstract narrative, subtle and bombastic - using projection mapping, generative/audio reactive real time and pre-rendered elements combined with custom software to control the show. The visual elements will be synched to ISAM to make a large scale next level HD experience.
For the first time in Amon Tobin's career he'll be able to perform a show based around the concept of the album and deliver a truly unique visual experience to go along with his renowned audio experiences.