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.
Hacking the future of music at the legendary Abbey Road
The Abbey Road RED incubator launched a hackathon that empowers artists, fans, engineers, and the music industry at large to tap into the latest technology, particularly artificial intelligence.
Teaching inclusion with WE and X Ambassadors
X Ambassadors teamed up with WE and Microsoft to teach West Creek High students about tech as a tool for inclusivity and accessibility.
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.