“Many have claimed that ’The computer is the new folk guitar’; if this is so, then PB_UP (PowerBooks UnPlugged) is the first accoustic computer music folk band: The laptop is their only instrument.”
Jonas Hummel translated this approach into a documentary film installation and worked out an unusual portrait of this unusual band. On laptops and three projections surrounded by a capturing quadrophonic sound collage, the visitor of the installation walks amidst an interactive environment, which illuminates the creative processes and the musical communication of this contemporary ensemble. Nine multiscreen-videoclips show different perspectives on performances of the “acoustic computer band” PowerBooks_UnPlugged.
The videos of this installation are now online to watch in a rendered widescreen version: