Video Recommendation - Bon Iver Vivid LIVE Festival 2016
As part of Sydney’s 2016 Vivid LIVE festival, American indie folk band, Bon Iver, premiered their ‘Cercle’ show over four nights. During these stunning performances, featuring a beautiful light show creating a feel of the wilderness and an intimate campfire circle, the band took on an a capella version of one of their newer songs ‘Heavenly Father.’ Joined by British trio, The Staves, they make a circle of eight around one microphone, singing interweaving and sometimes dissonant harmonies with Justin Vernon’s strong lead vocal, one member beating his chest percussively. What I love most about this performance is how they feed off each other's energy. You can really see/hear that as the song develops, so does the intensity of their performance. Watching eight people get completely lost in each other’s voices, harmony and energy is something truly special to witness.
Words by Sheri.