After the original Coachella line-up was announced, we noticed a small modification was made to specify that Claptone will be bringing his latest audio-video project entitled “Immortal” to the desert. Early last year, news came out of Claptone’s camp that he had partnered with Oscar-nominated creative director Peter Martin to execute a brand-new audio-visual concept for Live shows, which has since made festival debuts at Ultra Music Festival, Melt!, South West Four and Stereosonic.
A YouTube video announcing the revolutionary concept tells us that the project is divided into three distinct chapters – the past, the present and the future – each with its own visual language. Although Claptone has toured for years as a single person, videos and internet chatter seem to suggest that during “Immortal” there are at least two members of the project on stage. Whether it’s because one handles music while the other coordinates the live audio-visual aspect of the show it’s unclear. What is clear, however, is that Coachella will be the second festival in the United States to experience what has been described as a ground-breaking project in dance music.