TransChordian

Transmedia + Music

August 8, 2012
by Laura Sterritt
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Passion Pit’s “Gossamer” App

Music apps continue to be at the forefront of innovation for musicians. Björk’s Biophilia app album and The Polyphonic Spree’s Bullseye app were both beautiful and immersive, allowing for expression on the musician’s end and engagement for the fan. Biophilia … Continue reading

April 11, 2012
by Laura Sterritt
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Kid Koala’s “Space Cadet Headphone Experience”

Perhaps the strongest extension of transmedia storytelling for music is live events. It allows for fan interaction, engagement with the artist, physical manifestation of narrative, and community building. It can also be the most difficult extension, as it requires a … Continue reading

March 27, 2012
by Laura Sterritt
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The Aquabats: How a Ska Band Became a Children’s TV Show

Once a more common practice, musicians are rarely moving into television programming. A number of bands mixed music and TV in the 60’s and 70’s, but beyond Flight of the Conchords, there have not been any notable extensions recently. Luckily, … Continue reading

March 8, 2012
by Laura Sterritt
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Chairlift’s “Met Before” and Other “Choose Your Own Adventure” Music Videos

As most storytellers wish to have their primary narrative kept “pure,” transmedia extensions can allow for fan interactivity. Some media is inherently built for interactive storytelling, such as video games or online content. Others, such as music, can be difficult … Continue reading