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.
Teaching the stars to dance
R&B artist NAO uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch an interactive music video that brings fans' zodiac constellations to life.
Muse’s new album comes to life in virtual reality
The rock band Muse is using VR-based games to bring tracks from their new album 'Simulation Theory' to life on their latest tour, immersing fans in their pre-show Enhanced Experience.
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.
Music x Technology: Washed Out
Microsoft collaborated with artist Washed Out to bring the multimedia album ‘Mister Mellow’ to life via a dynamic live show that lets fans experience Washed Out's "impressionistic view of the world" in person.
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.
Music x Technology: The Live Room at KEXP
Together, KEXP and Microsoft gave an exciting, interactive update to KEXP's Live Room with a fresh lighting installation, powered by Kinect. A network of over 2,000 LED globes transforms in response to Kinect data collected from the performers’ movements.
Inside the Music of Neon Indian
The boogying apparitions that came to life behind Neon Indian were generated in real time, based on the band’s movement data as picked up by the Kinect — and with distinctive designs to match the style of each track.
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.
Lost Kings: Taking visuals into their own hands
Known for rollicking remixes and high-energy EDM tracks, acclaimed DJ duo Lost Kings are taking their already amped-up live show to the next level with Surface and Kinect.