First Watch: Jonsi Live : All Songs Considered All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares a video clip from our live concert webcast of Jonsi last fall. Bob says it's one of the few concert videos he's seen that was actually better than being there. See Jonsi, the frontman for Sigur Ros, and his spectacular, visionary performance.
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First Watch: Jonsi Live

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Jonsi performing live at The Wiltern, in Los Angeles, October 17, 2010.

What you're about to see and hear is a song from a concert we webcast live back in the fall of 2010. The production of this video is more conceptual than the simple capturing of a live event. Film director Dean DuBlois, who previously directed the Sigur Rós film Heima, was on hand to direct the six-camera shoot, giving the work a stylized and highly composed feel.

The show was filmed live at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. The stage is described as a burnt-out warehouse, and much of what happens is done with video projection. But this isn't video projection on a big screen; this is video projection as a set element, more like a live film. Read more about the elaborate technical staging of the show from NPR's All Tech Considered.

The entire concert will be available on iTunes starting Feb. 1.