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A program of short stories that would never have existed without the internet.
18 interactive journeys through the backstages of the huge Eurockéennes rock festival in Belfort, France featuring behind-the-scenes footage with the likes of Tricky, Kanye West and Slipknot.
iROCK is an interactive journey around the backstage of one of the biggest rock festivals in Europe, Eurockéennes in Belfort, France. In all there are 18 journeys, one for each of the artists, ranging from the talented French rapper Oxmo Puccino to the masked metalheads Slipknot, and from the godfather of trip hop Tricky to the pop phenomenon Kanye West.
You can watch all these and more in behind-the-scenes clips: a radio or TV interview, a chance encounter in the artists’ tent, and the final pre-show preparations. After each short segment, you have the choice of staying with the current artist or jumping to the next one. Although the storylines all end the moment the artists take the stage, there is no lack of music along the way, as many of the musicians indulge in impromptu jam sessions. Each journey ends at an information page on the artist, where you can watch clips of a performance. Some of these are regular sets onstage, but there are also many clips of Sail Away Sessions, usually acoustic performances on the banks of the lake bordering the festival grounds.
This project was screened during The Web Rocks, a live showcase of online and interactive music documentaries.
Project detailsYear of development :2010
Created by:Lionel Brouet