A world first at Band on the Wall!
UK-based band The Bays in a unique interactive multimedia performance with a specially commissioned jukebox style set where the audience controls elements of the performance. It is the launch of an entirely new approach to live performance and this video includes comment and information about the innovative systems at play.
With their fusion of driving electronic compositions and cutting edge improvised jazz, The Bays are champions of live performance, having never recorded in a studio or released a single note commercially. In this show a new dimension was added to the live set via bespoke software that puts the audience in control of visual and audio elements of the show.
Gigzine is a free mobile application that provides you with a live stream of exclusive content during concerts and events. With this software enabled, members of the audience can interact with the venue and the performance, and download film, text, images and audio of the event, as it is happening in real time.
AudienceVJ allows the audience to control the images that are projected alongside the performance. At this concert The Bays controlled the rate at which images change, but the audience was able to control the loops of images that are displayed. This is controlled by the Gigzine software (available free on the iOS App Store).
Audience Jukebox lies at the heart of the show, with the set divided into 'playlists'. The audience vote for the tracks they want to hear whilst the Bays navigate the playlists.
Gigzine has been developed by Steve Symons, who has been working with Band on the Wall through the New Music Plus scheme from the PRSforMusic Foundation. This event was supported by Grants for the Arts, Arts Council of England and filmed by Band on the Wall AV Unit.
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