3300+ Climbing Blog
Written by Murali Vageesh
Music has always been for our ears. Only for our ears.
Yes… I am aware that there are “music videos”. Some of which are great, some doesn’t make any sense, some we don’t even pay attention to. But what if I say that there is a medium where the musicians can let us into their imagination, to see it, and even feel it? What if I say, that music is going to engulf most of our senses and become a (virtual) reality itself?
Virtual reality – VR, might change the way we experience music. We won’t be wearing headphones and shutting our eyes and hoping no one calls our name when Slash was just about to play that sick intro lead line of Anastasia anymore. We will be lost in a realm where nothing else can be perceived but the music and its own unique representation!
In 2016, Queen, Google Play and Enosis VR, created a 360 –degree virtual reality take on the groundbreaking video for the band’s 1975 hit song – Bohemian Raphsody. The visual changed on where your gaze fell and the sound changed as you turned your head. Neon themed Freddie in his signature tank top would flamboyantly move around you, sit beside you and play his white piano while trying to eat the mic, as vibrant polygon bubbles float around you, in a kaleidoscopic atmosphere.
Even live concerts are becoming virtual. NextVR, Live Nation and Citi are collaborating to create VR live events. This way, they can open up the live concerts to a wider audience and people who cannot make it to the concert, will nevertheless feel immersed.
We human beings crave to sense emotions of other people and music is a projection of the artist’s emotions. If we could sense that not only with our ears, how cool would that be? I believe that is how songs like Bohemian Raphsody must be experienced… at least for once.
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This is a blog following the students' work at 3300+ Climbing.