Beck’s Oculus Rift Event Demonstrates How The Technology Will Change Performance Art

Beck’s Oculus Rift Event Demonstrates How The Technology Will Change Performance Art

The artist's 2012 "Hello, Again" show can now be viewed with the augmented reality headset.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 17 april 2014

Several months ago, music director Chris Milk worked with musician Beck to create the unique digital experience that was “Hello, Again.”

In “Hello, Again,” Beck performed his rendition of David Bowie’s Sound and Vision on a circular stage in a round room with over 160 musicians. The concert was captured by 360° cameras and binaural microphones, which made it possible for online viewers to experience the concert from any seat in the venue. Online viewers could control what was on their screen with a webcam that monitored where they were looking to adjust the video and sound and make it seem like a virtual reality experience.

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