The Brazilian electronic artist Amon Tobin has continued to baffle listeners and audio engineers year after year with his extremely complex and elaborate album releases. He is known for his dense compositions, unusual sources of sound that range from water drops falling into a kitchen sink to apparently ants eating grass, as well as his dark aesthetics.
While he has quite a number of albums in his name, his latest album that came out in 2011 called ISAM (Invented Sounds Applied to Music) is currently the backbone of his 2012 tour. While the music to ISAM is loyal to what has made his name and sound so signature, it is the stage and visual design that went along with ISAM that makes it an incredible live art event.
As the video above explains, the stage set is a complex multidimensional 25’X14’X8′ cubic installation that will inevitably bend the mind of any spectator. It’s not totally known to most people how the process was done, but the complex structure was built in such a way that a projector would be able to be shown with complete fluidity and consistency on top of boxes at varying distances. Undoubtedly, this kept the people at Leviathan, VSquared Labs, Vita Motus Design and Blasthaus extremely busy to get this set built.
Tobin will be bring the ISAM project to various cities on the remainder of his tour starting in September, which you can can view on his website.
Guest post contributed by Mike Lamardo. Mike is a contributing blogger for websites that cover subjects from the music industry, technology, entertainment and others. His writings can be found on sites like Gadgetica, ReactrMag, DirectTV, and others.
Edited by Jan Corpus