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Electronic Dance Music Magic - In a Box

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Daniel Taibleson


Not everything on Only The Beat fits into our regular Electronic Dance Music categories or genres. But this is just too cool not to share with you today and still has elements of electronic dance music woven into it. Put together as a design and performance piece by an amazing team in San Francisco, this work of visual art is grounded in the principles of Stage magic, and focuses on the 5 basic categorizations of Illusion:






Each one of these five principles is worked into the, well, I guess you would call it a performance. Nonetheless it's breathtaking, and just downright fun to watch. I hope you enjoy the video and if you want to find out more about the creators I have added a link down below the video.   [vimeo id="75260457" width="620" height="360"] "The piece was essentially grounded on the principles of Stage Magic, invoking five of the basic categorizations of Illusionary.. These Categories greatly informed the conceptual and aesthetic foundation and were fused with a graphic design aesthetic heavy in Minimalistic Form and Illuminated Geometry.. This direction was then placed into a projection-based Physical Installation, where all the 'magic' was captured live and in-camera, filmed documentary-style with no post effects or treatment; in essence the immense technology behind the curtain being completely masked from the viewer by the methods used to capture the performance." (