Take Away Shows: One-Shot Public Jam Sessions
A project aims to capture the raw spirit of impromptu performances.
Journalist Christophe Abric came up with a unique way to share music and collaborated with French Filmmaker Vincent Moon for his project. Together, they brought musicians to perform songs in one take in the streets of Paris in a series called “Concerts-a-emporter” or Take Away Shows. The project has become a success and has expanded filming the musical gigs in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Jerusalem with several artists, uploading the videos on blogs and video sharing sites.
Here’s what the Take Away Shows team has to say about their project:
Every week, we invite an artist or a band to play in the streets, in a bar, a park, or even in a flat or in an elevator, and we film the whole session. Of course, what makes the beauty of it is all the little incidents, hesitations, and crazy stuff happening unexpectingly. Besides, we do not edit the videos so they look perfectly flawless, instead we keep the raw sound of the surroundings. Our goal is to try and capture instants, film the music just like it happens, without preparation, without tricks. Spontaneity is the keyword.
Watch Sophie Hunger, a pop singer from Zurich, performing in a Paris café.
Take Away Shows