Thursday, December 3, 2009
Take Away Show: Phoenix
If you've never heard of the Take Away Shows (also known as Concert A Emporter) on blogotheque.net, you are in for a treat. Director Vincent Moon beautifully films music acts performing as they tour through Paris (some Take Away Shows are in the US, but the majority are in Paris). By stripping down the bands instrumentation as much as possible, Moon allows the bands to perform in some very unique, confined places like bars, elevators, even inside cars. He has an adventurous camera that does a great job capturing the spontaneity of the shows, focusing on the curious spectators and the scenery rather than simply holding the camera steady on the lead singer. This makes for some truly moving performances. Moon's most recent work features everyone's favorite French popstars Phoenix performing on the lawn of the Eiffel Tower, on top of a double-decker bus, and underneath a bridge. Really neat stuff. Check out the rest of the Take Away Shows when you have a chance, you won't be disappointed.
Phoenix - 1901
Phoenix - 1901 - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.
Phoenix - Lisztomania/One Time Too Many
Phoenix - Lizstomania / One time too many - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.
Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That
Phoenix - Long distance call - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.