TransChordian

Transmedia + Music

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

October 28, 2011
by Laura Sterritt
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Amon Tobin’s ISAM Project

While live performance may not often be considered an extension of recorded music, carefully crafted presentations can bring new meaning to the songs of an artist and convert potential fans. One such musician to have accomplished this recently was Amon … Continue reading

June 21, 2011
by Laura Sterritt
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Block on iPhone Concert Recording and Its Effect on Fanbases

The UK newspaper The Times uncovered a patent application filed by Apple that describes disabling the iPhone camera function at concerts, blocking fans from recording their favorite musicians. If it comes to pass, this will be incredibly detrimental to the … Continue reading

June 5, 2011
by Laura Sterritt
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Björk’s Biophilia App Album

Ever the innovator, Björk has announced that an “app album” will accompany a conventional music album for her upcoming Biophilia project. What is it, and why is it important? Björk is an unstoppable force. Even with seven albums under her … Continue reading