Multisensory Installation Used Virtual Reality To Compose Its Musical Score
The process allowed musicians to match their instrumentation to the abstract visuals dancing on a 62-foot long ribbon screen
“Collide” is an experimental, digital art installation—commissioned by Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco—that takes place in the physical realm but that was partially designed using virtual reality goggles.
Utilizing Dolby Laboratories’ 62-foot long ribbon screen, “Collide” combines original instrumentation with colorful, dance-inspired visuals.
Creators of the multimedia installation were inspired by the neurological phenomenon known as synesthesia: the process by which multiple senses and cognitive pathways overlap, resulting in a unique perception experience. The result is an emotionally intimate experience based on the idea of “letting go and losing oneself in the creative process.”
Watch the behind-the-scenes cello recording below.