Launching: #LiveFromHome2020

One of the most exciting and challenging aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is how live entertainment organizations, like La Grande Bande, overcomes the limits on large gatherings.

Unfortunately, it’s becoming pretty obvious now that live performances may not return at all in the next year. And even if they do, how will the format of live performance be changed by the COVID-19 pandemic? Will live performances ever return to the way they were?

Like many other organizations, La Grande Bande will be creating a series of online performances. I’ve seen countless videos just like this circulating around Facebook from some high caliber organizations.

But what I’ve found is that I often feel disconnected with the people who are performing. Is part of that because of the medium of transmission? Yes, of course! One is only able to feel so connected to a performance through a screen.

We’ve never wanted to be like anyone else. We constantly strive to set ourselves apart. And we want our videos to make you feel different. We want you to feel like you’re sitting right next to us when you watch them. We want you to feel connected to us.

In all of this uncertainty, there’s one thing that is 100% certain: digital performances is, and will continue to be, an important programming component for all organizations going forward.

Our goal is to allow our videos, and our approach to making them and conceiving them unlike anyone else’s–to allow you to feel the same things you feel in a concert hall.

Will we achieve these lofty goals? I guess you’ll have to be the judge of that.

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