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The importance of the visuals going on behind your favorite musicians as they stand on stage is often overlooked as we stare and become transfixed by the music. But bad live visuals can understandably detract and distract from the actual performance. For Jonas Margraf it’s about creating a narrative that can be immersive and a non-linear visualization of the music being played simultaneously. He creates a visual manifestation of what is going on musically, not just looping some animated wallpaper over and over again, but planning the moments when the music and the visuals collide to produce some type of emergent thing, an experience. His visual sets are just as important as the music being played and creates a unique live-cinema experience that isn’t premeditated, but more something that happens in the moment.