In Autumn 2015 the producers of UNBOUND: A★ InstaMiniSeries were given unique pre-release access to the music from ★ (pronounced ‘Blackstar’), the 28th studio album by cultural legend and icon David Bowie.
UNBOUND: A★ InstaMiniSeries takes its audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork. The series is propelled by a focus on this visual interpretation of the ★ album as opposed to a literal, linear narrative. Each episode of the series, designed with a global audience in mind, captures the imaginations of all who experience it and continues to spur endless speculation and discussion of meaning, metaphor and intention.
With his enduring legacy as a savvy observer and pioneering user of emerging technology and media, Bowie saw in InstaMiniSeries an exciting new platform to explore interpretation of and storytelling within his music. Stopping short of an artistic collaboration, Bowie instead opened the doors last fall to the UNBOUND creative team and provided them advance, unmediated access to the music and images from ★ thus allowing them to create their own visual interpretations of the songs, with no limits or preconditions on his part.
Nikki Borges, InstaMiniSeries Founder said: "David Bowie has always been about reinvention over repetition. Remarkably honest and passionate in his work, his innovations have influenced our own work as we transform a social media platform into a creative outlet. We are grateful to have the opportunity to participate with the chameleonic rock icon and honored to be entrusted with interpreting his art.”
Carolynn Cecilia, UNBOUND Writer and Producer, adds: “David Bowie was a trailblazer, not just in the world of music, but in the art of storytelling. Whether through lyrics, melodies, film, theater or mythical persona he never fails to transcend WHAT WAS and set the tone -and the bar- for what CAN BE. As story-tellers and music lovers, who better for us to be inspired by than David Bowie?”
Lawrence Peryer, Producer of UNBOUND, concludes: “In light of recent events, this project has taken on new significance for all of us – cast and crew. We are very happy to be bringing a new creative work to David’s fan worldwide at a time when a focus on his music and art is much-needed.”