the staircase project:
Without rehearsal and filming only very few takes
I document musicians around the world
as they play a song they love in their staircase
Full site here: http://staircasesessions.com/
Oscar Isaac session #2 Brooklyn
It begun during the winter of 2013, when some friends and I were playing around with a camera and a guitar. We ended up in the staircase for the simple reason that the acoustics were far better out there than in the living room. Not the easiest environment to create beauty but a good challenge to explore the rawness of the performances.
Ane trolle (feat Stine Grøn) session #8 Copenhagen
I continue capturing these sessions as I love the simplicity and the magic that happens within this confined space. There are no rules. I let the level of intimacy and tone be determined by my relationship to the performers and the spontaneity of the moment. Each session is a mini collaboration.
Uzi Ramirez (feat Bobbi Jene) session #7 Tel Aviv
The Staircase Sessions has become an expanding collection of small unpolished portraits of great sounding moments.
It is my hope and ambition to create an expansive library of musicians from around the world sharing their music and their staircase with us.
Erik Frandsen session #6 New York
Karlie Bruce and Chris Parrello session #3 New York