Ideas at the intersection of music and technology
Discover forward-thinking artists who are using Microsoft technology to transform the way we create and experience music.
Music x Technology: Alison Wonderland
DJ and producer Alison Wonderland needed a compact performance kit to power fantastical, next-level visuals on her worldwide tour. The solution: a Surface-powered kit that she and her VJ can control onstage.
Childish Gambino immerses his fans in a virtual universe
With a bold vision to create a new world for his latest release, Awaken, My Love!, Childish Gambino blends the physical and digital, as well as the real and imaginary, in PHAROS.
Music x Technology: Broods
New Zealand band Broods released a tech-driven music video for their latest single, “Heartlines”, using the Microsoft Band. The fitness tracker measured lead-singer Georgia Nott’s heart rate as she performed in the video, translating her biodata and energy into a stunning geometric display.
Inside the music of Matthew Dear
Experiencing DELQA, visitors to the NEW INC. Gallery, the New Museum’s pop-up project space, found themselves absorbed in—and playing with—an endlessly shifting dreamscape of sound, light, and color.
Music x Technology: Interactive Artist Portraits at KEXP
Interactive Artist Portraits was a presentation of artist and Satellite Lab founder Carlo Van de Roer’s interactive images. Commissioned by Microsoft, each portrait celebrates a forward-thinking artist who has created innovative work using Microsoft technology.