Dubbed ‘the re-inventor of the music video’ by the New York Times, born in the digital and internet age, Vincent was the main director of the ‘Take Away Shows’ of La Blogothèque.
The online project of music films on indie-rock band and other famous musicians, like R.E.M, Tom Jones or Arcade Fire, revolutionized the concept of music video and the way of filming music in the entire world.
Since 2009, Moon dedicates himself to his nomadic label, la Collection Petites Planètes. Crossing the world, his camera and computer in his backpack, making ethnographic-experimental films in an independent way, recording traditional and sacred music, religious and shamanic rituals, then sharing it all for free on internet, under a Creative Commons licence.
Petites Planètes live cinema is an experiment in between a performance, a ritual, and an encounter with a place and an audience. All the performances are site-specific, improvised, and sometimes involve local musicians and participants. (should we then invite local musicians? the Havels as i mentioned before, or someone else you have in mind? ideas?). Vincent Moon live mixes some of his own documentaries on rituals shot all around the world, from ayahuasca involved shamanic practices to sufi rituals from Chechnya, from orthodox chants from Ethiopia to paganism in Eastern Europe, all in an improvised way, exploring the possibilities for new experiences into cinema and music today.