PowerBooks_UnPlugged Documentary online

“Many have claimed that ’The computer is the new folk guitar’; if this is so, then PB_UP (PowerBooks UnPlugged) is the first accoustic computer music folk band: The laptop is their only instrument.
Jonas Hummel translated this approach into a documentary film installation and worked out an unusual portrait of this unusual band. On laptops and three projections surrounded by a capturing quadrophonic sound collage, the visitor of the installation walks amidst an interactive environment, which illuminates the creative processes and the musical communication of this contemporary ensemble. Nine multiscreen-videoclips show different perspectives on performances of the “acoustic computer band” PowerBooks_UnPlugged.

The videos of this installation are now online to watch in a rendered widescreen version:

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