Beatie Wolfe's Raw Space - Documentary (#RawSpace)
This 5min documentary celebrates Beatie Wolfe's new album Raw Space, released as the World's first LIVE 360˚ AR stream.
Earlier this month the needle dropped in one of the most silent room on Earth. A record played, streaming live in anechoic sound to anyone who logged in, on repeat for a week. Words, colours, and fantastic visions leapt from the grooves, as synced visuals created a 360˚ world of imagery to complement each song in full augmented reality. And every time the record played, the visuals evolved making you feel like your favourite album was coming to life around you.
This is Raw Space, the latest “world’s-first” album experience by British singer-songwriter and digital art-innovator Beatie Wolfe, in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs and Design I/O. Part-installation, part sonic experience, part technical feat, it evokes the spirit of John Cage for his explorations of sound and Warhol for his explorations of visual art, both past collaborators of Bell Labs’ for its E.A.T. programme. But really, at it’s core, it’s an album.. and a great one.
“For ‘Raw Space,’ I wanted to create the antithesis of our current streaming experience and really celebrate the world of the album — its artwork, arc, narrative, music — in a fully immersive and multi-sensory way, which has the effect of placing the listener at the centre of this dynamic world,” explains Wolfe. “Launching this out of one of the world’s quietest rooms has the effect of immediately instilling a sense of ceremony into this experience, both quieting the ‘noise’ around and allowing the listener to hear the true sound of sound. In essence, it’s really about using technology to bring back some of music’s old school magic.”
Described by The New Scientist as “like walking around in a dream someone had made for me” and like a modern day “Fantasia for the album in the streaming age" you can now experience Beatie Wolfe’s Raw Space in this new, multi-sensory way, with the all artwork, lyrics, visual landscape of the songs coming to life around you.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL LINKS
== Beatie Wolfe || website: http://beatiewolfe.com
| stream music: http://smarturl.it/beatiewo...
== Nokia Bell Labs || website: http://bell-labs.com
== Design I/O || website: http://design-io.com
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OWN RAW SPACE on Vinyl: http://beatiewolfe.com/shop
or add to your streaming playlist http://beatiewolfe.com/stream
RAW SPACE - ALBUM CREDITS
Songwriter, Vocals, Lead Guitar, Piano, Mixed By, Co-producer – Beatie Wolfe
Co-producer, Electric Piano, Engineer, Mixed By – Tom Loffman
Musical Advisor - Rachel Black
Electric Bass, Double Bass – Yaron Stavi
Drums – Adam Hayes
Lead Guitar - Roi Erez
Violin, Viola – Corinna Hentschel
Cello – Gillian Wood
Mastered By – Ed Woods
Distributed By – AWAL (Kobalt)
Copyright (c) – Beatie Wolfe
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Beatie Wolfe
Recorded At – NUA Studios
Album Artwork - Emily Gobeille
Album Photography - Stu Nicholls
Published By – Beatie Wolfe