Monday, April 23, 2012

Think Outside the Stage

The Washington Post recently covered a different way of performing: underground concerts. Over the past few years, websites and production companies like Blogothè and Mason Jar Music have been filming artists playing in unusual locations (like a deserted parking garage or an abandoned building) and sharing these unique performances online. As Melissa Bell discusses in her article, these videos really show how the environment in which the musicians play can enhance the performance.

Want to try your hand at doing an underground concert? Check out Nyree Belleville's The Complete Guide to House Concerts and Other Satisfying Alternative Venues (ML3795 .B425 2003) in our library collection for tips on how to set up your own alternative performance.

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