Beck’s ingenuity for reinventing the way we experience and interact with music made headlines recently with the release of his latest album, Beck Hansen’s Song Reader, which consists of 108 pages of sheet music comprising new 20 songs. The songwriter has also been re-mastering and composing odes to some of his favorite musicians like Phillip Glass and Record Club’s reproductions of classic albums like The Velvet Underground & Nico. So it should come as no surprise that he got on board Lincoln Motor Company’s Hello, Again campaign to re-sample the 1977 David Bowie track, “Sound and Vision.”
Alongside director turned interactive installation artist Chris Milk, they’ve teamed up to create a live performance that is sure to bring a refreshing, new take on the way audiences experience music.
We’ve already seen Milk’s capacity to use technology to elicit an emotional, transcendant and deeply human response—from his collaborations with Arcade Fire, to interactive music videos, to monolithic interactive installations.
The performance for “Sound and Vision” will showcase 170 musicians on a stage that encircles the audience, transforming the space into an immersive, multi-directional sound environment that re-structures the traditional concert experience. The performance will be released on the internet on Feb. 10, and with the use of three 360-degree cameras and microphones, online audiences will be able to explore various, individual perspectives of the footage.
This collaboration between two avant-garde artists is something you cannot miss. Go behind the scenes in the video below, and be on the lookout for the interactive, online performance.
Behind the Scenes
Chris Milk’s The Treachery of Sanctuary installation