Opening May 19 at Moogfest 2016, Realiti – Inside the Music of Grimes is an interactive installation, powered by Microsoft Kinect technology, that allows participants a chance to go inside the music of Canadian electronic musician and producer Claire Boucher (a.k.a. Grimes). The installation will run from May 19-22 at Moogfest, an annual music, art and technology festival inspired by the late inventor of the Moog synthesizer, Robert Moog.
Grimes is one of the artists headlining Moogfest, a destination for artists, musicians, futurist thinkers, inventors, designers, and entrepreneurs.
The immersive installation will feature the track Realiti from Grimes’ fourth album Art Angels. Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensing technology will allow festival goers and fans to manipulate the music as they physically interact with the environment. As the audience moves through the installation, they will be surrounded by unique sounds and visuals, blurring the line between creator and audience.
Amy Sorokas, Director of Brand Partnerships at Microsoft Brand Studios stated “Moogfest is a destination for innovative creators to share new ideas, so it felt natural to bring Realiti – Inside the Music of Grimes to the festival. With this installation we’re exploring the unexpected ways that technology can enhance the music experience and are hoping to inspire the community with their future endeavours.”
The installation’s system, which is a part of Microsoft’s ongoing R&D music program, serves as a tribute to pioneers in music technology and experimentation, featuring the music of forward-thinking artists. The first project to use the system was DELQA, an installation at the New Museum in New York City that invited the audience to participate in a collaborative experience by going inside the music of critically acclaimed artist and producer Matthew Dear.
Realiti – Inside the Music of Grimes will be the latest artist collaboration featured as part of the Music x Technology program. Curated by Microsoft, Music x Technology is an initiative that celebrates forward-thinking artists who are using Microsoft technology to transform the way we create and experience music. With monthly artist collaborations, the program seeks to empower artists with unique opportunities to create one-of-a-kind experiences for their fans.
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Tickets for Moogfest 2016 are available for $249 (Festival Pass) and $499 (VIP Pass) at www.moogfest.com.
A limited number of Single Day Passes will go on sale Friday, April 15 starting at 12pm EST
Passes for Thursday, Friday or Saturday are $129
Passes for Sunday are $69