Three orchestras in Berlin had a concert that was the victim of social distancing. Artist Lucas Gutierrez was able to give them a new, virtual home together – and it’s Pastoral gone pastel, in 360 degrees.
Lucas has done some extraordinary 3D work in the past, including an ongoing collaboration with Robert Lippok (raster media). For this project, he had to work extremely fast, but the results are dazzling – sort of what looks like would happen if Lisa Frank did new color consulting for the planet Krypton.* (Uh, see bottom of the article…)
The project is produced in the real-time 3D platform Unity, as you can see from the screen grabs.
It’s yet another example of how augmented and virtual reality can be a more compelling form of delivery of live music, when being there in person isn’t possible. If the economics can be solved, this does seem the sort of thing that could endure post-virus.
More on the rest of Lucas’ work soon, since this is an example of how he works fast.
Konstantin – Chef der jungen norddeutsche philharmonie
Lea – Musikvermittlerin des DSO Berlin
Juri – Künstlerische Leitung des Stegreif.orchester
Wanja – Sound Engineer // Ton
Lucas – Digital Artist // Animation
Marcel – Cutter // Schnitt
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I mean, Superman II was dealing with this notion of people on a two-dimensional surface which you rotate inside a three-dimensional environment. Amiright?