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 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
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