ORBIT is my way of releasing a new set of songs using art and interactive technology. It consists of a music EP, a live show and an Augmented Reality app.
Recently, I’ve been feeling more and more like our generation (that includes me!) is overstimulated, constantly on the move, rarely finding the time and peace to focus their attention totally. And this trickles down into the way we experience music. I want to shake that all up. To bring people back to actively experiencing new music.
And so, I created a cosmic dreamworld for my songs and art to live in. One that you can step in to!
For each of the five songs that make up ORBIT I created an artwork that becomes a surreal, cosmic portal when viewed through a smart-device with my custom built app installed. The app uses Augmented Reality to bring the pieces to life and allows you to playfully interact with them. You can fill your room with colourful orbs or build your own star systems, as the matching song plays and the lyrics appear to float in mid-air all around you.
I will be presenting ORBIT as a pop-up exhibition at all of my liveshows, but it can also be taken home with you! Instead of a CD, you can purchase the EP as a set of five interactive artwork cards. So download the app, pop on a pair of headphones and step into ORBIT!
A special shout out is in order to Ramjam, the fantastic software development company that made ORBIT possible. Please take a gander at their website and check out more of their brilliant stuff!