Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Immersive design for cinema & visual music. Introducing Ron Arad’s Curtain Call

Ron Arad and his team reveal the ideas behind Curtain Call – an interactive 360 degree installation at the Roundhouse in London, 9-29 August 2011. Ron, Julian Gilhespie (architect) and Michael Castellana (industrial designer) talk about the journey so far and what you can expect. A modern panorama-like setup, Ron Arad’s “Curtain Call” will be [...]

Amon Tobin’s ISAM 3D Projection Mapping Orgy

Amon Tobin will be stepping away from previous DJ centric performances, and instead will be providing a large scale live audio/visual experience to select cities around the world. Designed in conjunction with Blasthaus, VSquared Labs, Vita Motus Design and Leviathan amongst others. Check out these trailers…

The Vortex Concerts

In 1957 the composer Henry Jacobs convinced the Morrison Planetarium in San Francisco to let him use their newly renovated four-track surround-sound system for a series of concerts. Jacobs commissioned new pieces of electronic music from international composers and asked Jordan Belson to prepare visual imagery that could be projected on the dome during each number. [...]

Plastikman Live: memories, immersion, co-creation and reactive music

Are music performances morphing into proper sensory environments that live beyond the space and time of the performance itself? Sonar 2010 Plastikman Live has been one of best music performances I’ve ever been part of and although still firmly anchored to the stage/performance model it introduces a combination of elements which are definitely pointing in [...]

Underdrome: new 360-degree Darren Johnston Production at London’s Roundhouse

‘Underdrome’ is a new immersive production from choreographer Darren Johnston that takes place from May 22-24 at the Roundhouse in London. A 360 degree experience combining dance, voices, music and video to generate a sense of presence into the space of representation. Underdrome has been created specially for the Roundhouse, in response to its architecture [...]

Death and the Powers: the making of the new techno-theatre

Tod Machover is working on a new theatrical show at MIT Media Lab Hyperinstruments that is going to revolutionize the way opera is produced. Death and the Powers tells the story of a man who wants to live forever and finds a way to download himself into a technolgical environment, The System: Simon Powers was [...]

3-D Rave mayhem at Bangface weekender 09

This years Bangface Weekender rave theme is space… Official Neo-Rave marking the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on 24 April 1990… Come dressed as aliens, atronauts & space monkeys. And do not miss the 3-D Rave: your free goggles will turn room 2 into a shape-throwing-asteroid-field of mayhem