Lucky People Center, Live concert, live video mixing. Images filmed in connection with LPC International. Custom built videosampler. Performances in Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Canada. With Johan Söderberg, Erik Pauser, Jean Louis Huhta, Fridjon Rafnsson, Simon Hartley, Skander Chand and others.
Lucky People Center, played a pioneering role in the development of early video samplers. LPC's early video samplers developed with the help of among others well known computer scientist Ulf Bilting were a groundbreaking tool that allowed them to manipulate and remix video footage with unprecedented ease and creativity. These samplers enabled them to blend various video sources, apply effects, and create visual compositions. What set LPC apart was their ability to merge video sampling with music, creating immersive audio-visual experiences that pushed the boundaries of conventional art forms. One of LPC's most notable achievements was their ability to use video samplers as a means of political and artistic expression. They saw video sampling as a form of protest against established norms and a way to challenge conventional narratives. By remixing and recontextualizing existing footage, they could convey powerful messages, question authority, and inspire audiences to think critically about the world around them.
Lucky People Center aims to transform "Plattan" (the central square in Stockholm) into a dance floor and the audience into happier individuals: Hopefully, Stockholm won't be the same after our performance," says Skander Chan, the eldest and perhaps the most mysterious of the group members. He is, in fact, a neuroscientist who ventured into music through his research on the songs of gibbons and became interested in the trance music of various ethnic groups. He is self-taught in the challenging art of Tibetan throat singing. It is as a singer that he performs tonight. His stage costume was the only thing LPC agreed to feature in the newspaper photo. It's the music that takes the spotlight. - We want to create MRMC," says Jean-Louis somewhat cryptically. It stands for "monotonous repetitive music character." In England, there has been a proposal to allow the police to shut down events featuring this type of music. In this way, they argue that their music, and all trance music, is political. It can help people shed conventions and set themselves free. That's why some are afraid of it. But those who come tonight have nothing to fear: All ages and types are welcome! We invite everyone to dance. From an interview with LPC in Dagen Nyheter.