Synaesthetic Sounds: Hello, Again by Beck

Musical maestro, Beck has re imagined David Bowie’s 1977 single Sound and Vision, in an interactive, 360° multi-sensory performance.

Over a single evening, Beck performed alongside a magnificent ensemble of over 160 musicians at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. Musicians comprised choir members, and an orchestra, guitarists, harpists and even a theremin player, as well as members from the Dap-Kings band and a selection of Peruvian charango players, who were all conducted by Beck’s father, David Campbell.

The American musician took center stage as his audience members rotated around him on a specially-designed, moving stage.

“Sitting in the crowd, the sounds of individual instruments and voices would be coming from every direction around you, changing all the time,” explains director Chris Milk, who worked with Beck to capture the immersive concert in video form.

“The brief was to find a way to reinvent an audience’s experience of live music, both at the event and when it’s broadcast online.”

Hello, Again, is part of a series of events that invites visionary figures to reinterpret iconic and classical design, art, film, music and architecture works. Read our report Immersive Music Sounds to see more of Chris Milk’s work, and keep watching our site for our forthcoming Influencer profile on David Bowie. – Samantha Fox

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