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Playing the Reality: Screen Projections during Depeche Mode's Concert "Touring the Angel: Live in Milan"

Nikolaeva, Olga LU (2012) KOVM12 20121
Division of Art History and Visual Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
This thesis investigates the video projections that are presented on screens during live music performances through a case study focusing on the Touring the Angel concert by Depeche Mode. The concert took place in Milan and was released on DVD in 2006. Video projections during live concerts combine images that were produced before, such as video clips and still photography, with shots from the stage showing the real time stage performance and the audience.

The study shows how the specific video projections are dependent on the music, text, light, auditory, performer and camera work. It provides an in-depth analysis of the structure and elements of the video projections. Through the author’s own experience and phenomenological approach... (More)
This thesis investigates the video projections that are presented on screens during live music performances through a case study focusing on the Touring the Angel concert by Depeche Mode. The concert took place in Milan and was released on DVD in 2006. Video projections during live concerts combine images that were produced before, such as video clips and still photography, with shots from the stage showing the real time stage performance and the audience.

The study shows how the specific video projections are dependent on the music, text, light, auditory, performer and camera work. It provides an in-depth analysis of the structure and elements of the video projections. Through the author’s own experience and phenomenological approach the research discusses the possible influence of video projections on the audience’s perception of music and their role as a form of interaction between performer and spectator. Relying on studies in the field of mediatized performance and hypermedia the research also highlights questions about the potential of video projections to enhance or reduce a live music experience.

For the better understanding of the subject the study also brings up the discussion on the television and music video, the role of screen in live performances and the question of live cinema. (Less)
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author
Nikolaeva, Olga LU
supervisor
organization
course
KOVM12 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Olga Nikolaeva, Depeche Mode, live performance, music video, video projections, television, liveness
language
English
id
3046892
date added to LUP
2013-01-31 13:35:15
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2013-01-31 13:35:15
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  abstract     = {This thesis investigates the video projections that are presented on screens during live music performances through a case study focusing on the Touring the Angel concert by Depeche Mode. The concert took place in Milan and was released on DVD in 2006. Video projections during live concerts combine images that were produced before, such as video clips and still photography, with shots from the stage showing the real time stage performance and the audience. 

The study shows how the specific video projections are dependent on the music, text, light, auditory, performer and camera work. It provides an in-depth analysis of the structure and elements of the video projections. Through the author’s own experience and phenomenological approach the research discusses the possible influence of video projections on the audience’s perception of music and their role as a form of interaction between performer and spectator. Relying on studies in the field of mediatized performance and hypermedia the research also highlights questions about the potential of video projections to enhance or reduce a live music experience. 

For the better understanding of the subject the study also brings up the discussion on the television and music video, the role of screen in live performances and the question of live cinema.},
  author       = {Nikolaeva, Olga},
  keyword      = {Olga Nikolaeva,Depeche Mode,live performance,music video,video projections,television,liveness},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Playing the Reality: Screen Projections during Depeche Mode's Concert "Touring the Angel: Live in Milan"},
  year         = {2012},
}