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Thom Yorke joins virtual universe project

Immerse yourself…

Technology is a truly remarkable and wonderful thing when created and utilized in the right ways. When used for artistic purposes, it can bring mediums together in a myriad of ways and create something far beyond what anyone ever thought possible prior. Thom Yorke from Radiohead seems to feel the same way, as he has just agreed to take part in such a project.

The project in question is a presentation of Yorke singing in a 3D AV virtual universe called Versum using the Berlin Institute of Sound and Music’s Hexadome which will be premiering April 6 and carrying on indefinitely.

To those unfamiliar with what that is, the Hexadome is as the official website says ‘an immersive 360° audiovisual exhibition combining art and technology.’

It is meant to change and advance the way people experience museums by using the most advanced of AV technology to create a more immersive experience. It is however also used for more artistic purposes like the project with Yorke.

To gain a better understanding of what the Hexadome is and how it works, see the video below for more information.

The announcement of Yorke’s collaboration came from a tweet put out by AV composer Tarik Barri, the head of the entire project this morning, saying:

This is real: with @thomyorke I’ll be creating an AV composition in 3D, with him singing in my virtual “Versum” universe. This will be presented in AV surround in the Hexadome (http://bit.ly/hexadome ) at @gropiusbau from april 6th onwards! …check out the other artists too…

The Hexadome will also be used for presentations featuring Brian EnoFrank Bretschneider & Pierce WarneckeHolly Herndon & Mathew DryhurstBen Frost & MFOHowie Lee & Michael Tan
Lara Sarkissian & Jemma WoolmorePeter van Hoesen & Heleen Blanken, as well as René Löwe & Pfadfinderei.

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