Beatie Wolfe's Musical Innovations

A MUSICAL INNOVATOR AS MUCH AS A MUSICIAN, BEATIE WOLFE IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF PIONEERING NEW FORMATS FOR MUSIC, WHICH REUNITE TANGIBILITY, STORYTELLING & CEREMONY TO THE ALBUM IN THIS DIGITAL AGE

 
 

Described as "extraordinary" by Forbes, “ingenious” by Fast Company and “bleeding-edge” by WIRED, Wolfe’s career has taken her from being the artist who created the World’s First 3D Interactive Album App for her debut album 8ight to co-founder of a “profound” (The Times) new research project looking at the Power of Music for people with dementia. For her latest album Montagu Square – conceived at the former home of Hendrix, Ringo, McCartney, Lennon & Yoko Ono – Wolfe continues to innovate; releasing it as the world's first Album Deck of NFC Cards and a Musical Jacket, cut by the Savile Row tailor who dressed Hendrix, Bowie & Jagger, out of fabric woven with the geometric patterning of her music.

new update // beatie wolfe's third album 'Raw Space' - released may 5th - learn more

whats next // The Raw Space Experience

On May 5th, the needle will drop in one of the most silent rooms on Earth. A record will play, streaming live in anechoic sound to anyone who logs in. Words, colors, and fantastic visions will leap from the grooves, as synched visuals create a 360˚ world of imagery to complement each song in full augmented reality.

This is Raw Space, the latest “world’s-first” album experience by British singer-songwriter and digital art-innovator Beatie Wolfe, in collaboration with interactive creative firm Design I/O and the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs.

The 'Take Me Home' Jacket // Montagu Square

Beatie Wolfe - in collaboration with rockstar tailor Mr Fish (tailor to Hendrix, Bowie, Jagger) and textiles designer BeatWoven - transform Beatie's new single "Take Me Home" (from her second album Montagu Square) into the first Musical Jacket of its kind

Showcased at SXSW '16, DLD '16, for Her Majesty the Queen and exhibited at the London's V&A

 
 

Beatie Wolfe recorded the new single ‘Take Me Home’ for her second album Montagu Square in the former home of Hendrix, McCartney, Ringo, Lennon & Yoko Ono and in the same room where Hendrix wrote ‘The Wind Cries Mary’ & McCartney penned ‘Eleanor Rigby.’ Wolfe’s single – recorded to an audience of the founding fathers of British Rock journalism and the new guard of NME, WIRED, the BBC – was translated (complete with its ambient sound, resonance of the room, audience applause) into a woven fabric by textiles artist BeatWoven, who reveals the geometric patterning of music via coded audio technology. The woven silk fabric was then cut by Savile Row tailor Mr Fish (who dressed Hendrix, Jagger, Bowie in the ‘60s) into the first Musical Jacket of its kind: Wolfe’s ‘Take Me Home’ Jacket. The Jacket has also been NFC-enabled, allowing people to hear the single by tapping their phone onto the fabric

The ‘Take Me Home’ Jacket is a perfect example of bringing tangibility, storytelling and ceremony back to music in the digital age
— Beatie Wolfe

the Album Deck of Cards // Montagu Square

BEATIE WOLFE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH MOO, HAS CREATED THE WORLD’S FIRST EVER NFC ENABLED ALBUM, MARKING A NEW INTERSECTION BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND MUSIC 

Beatie Wolfe’s much-anticipated album, Montagu Square, pioneers an entirely new format: a crafted yet cutting-edge album release which has been designed to preserve the tangibility and storytelling of music in the digital age

Each track on Beatie Wolfe’s Montagu Square comes with its own beautifully printed card featuring artwork, lyrics and an embedded Near Field Communication (NFC) chip - allowing listeners to tap the cards from the Album Deck onto their phone to play the song and access its content

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“Bleeding edge”
— WIRED
A brilliant, inspiring idea that transcends novelty”
— The Next Web
“Ingenius”
— Huffington Post

Human Digital Orchestra // Montagu Square

World’s first original artist show with the Human Digital Orchestra. Nokia Bell Labs has invited musician & innovator Beatie Wolfe to perform the world’s first original artist show with the Human Digital Orchestra to the 5,000 crowd of Propeller Festival NYC on May 20, 2016

The London singer songwriter, known for “seeing music differently”, will choreograph, together with the multi Grammy, Oscar & Nobel prize winning Bell Labs team, the first original artist show using the multi-dimensional Human Digital Orchestra platform which allows the audience to effect sonic, visual and sensory elements of Beatie’s performance in real time

 
 

Human Digital Orchestra is a multi-dimensional performance dedicated to the fusion of art and technology. The Human Digital Orchestra was conceived as a foundational element for the re-start of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T) that Bell Labs pioneered 50 years ago. The performance will feature the Human Digital Orchestra, which is comprised of multimedia elements (music, video, spoken word) that are orchestrated and conducted by both the movement of musician and innovator Beatie Wolfe - performing her own original material – as well as that of the Propeller Festival audience itself.  The movement of the audience through the multimedia digital ether will modify and enhance the performance, rendering each show entirely unique. OZO from Nokia Technologies, the first virtual reality camera to capture 360° spherical video and full 3D spatial audio, will also be used to heighten the performance experience

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'Set Her Free' now in VR // Montagu Square

First preview will be during London Tech Week where Beatie is an Official Ambassador

"Set Her Free" from #MontaguSquare now in #VR via #oculusrift & #beats @beatsbydre

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World's First 3D Interactive Album App // 8ight 

Beatie Wolfe pioneered an entirely new format when she released her debut album '8ight' as the "World's First" 3D Interactive Album App

GQ Magazine premiered the release across its magazine and iPad edition. Impressed by this 3D innovation, Apple invited Beatie Wolfe to be the first artist to tour all of its global event theatres: New York, London, Berlin & Tokyo. Beatie's interviewers included: Spin's Editor-in-Chief Craig Marks in New York, GQ's Commissioning Editor Charlie Burton in London and De:Bug's Founder & Editor Sascha Kösch in Berlin

Beautiful
— Monocle
Brilliant
— GQ
Innovative
— WIRED
 

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