WAVES: Experience music in a new dimension
6.28.2017 7PM PDT
N-FOLD launched 6/28 as TheWaveVR's first flagship show, in collaboration with Strangeloop and Flying Lotus' acclaimed imprint BRAINFEEDER. N-FOLD is a synesthetic virtual reality experience, which pushes the boundaries of music, visuals, and social interaction. Known for his iconic visual work for artists such as The Weeknd, Erykah Badu, and Flying Lotus, David Wexler (Strangeloop) brings his trademark psychedelic aesthetic to the realm of VR, taking the user on a cinematic journey that could only exist using VR technology.
ASH KOOSHA'S AKTUAL
The fourth flagship wave, AKTUAL, featured Iranian-born, London-based experimental artist Ash Koosha, in a performance which broke both political and artistic boundaries.
Ash Koosha, who had been imprisoned and blacklisted by his home country for making rock music and films, lives in asylum in London, where he produces what RollingStone calls, “uncompromising, dizzying and dense” electronic music. RollingStone named him “An Artist You Need To Know,” last February, upon the release of last year's I AKA I on Ninja Tune.
Unfortunately, Ash had to cancel his supporting tour due to “extreme vetting” of his visa. Earlier this year, he had to cancel yet another tour due to Trump’s travel ban, and has yet to set foot in the US, where he seeks to promote his music. In January, he issued a statement on the travel ban, writing, “All of my ambitions, contributions and efforts were reduced to bureaucratic paperwork that left me feeling betrayed and burdened because of my ‘place of birth’.”
Ash's wave brought his audio visual show, AKTUAL, to the US, where hundreds of users were transported inside his mind to watch him perform his music and conduct dynamic visual forms using TheWaveVR's performance tools.
Art directed by Strangeloop with additional visuals from Hirad Sab, the show features pulsing permutations of virtual anatomy, fluidic patterns seeping from invisible seems in space, sentient clusters of virtual detritus, and plays with perceptions of self and scale.
TOKiMONSTA's The Lune Rouge Experience
10.8.2017 6PM PDT
To celebrate the release of famed LA producer TOKiMONSTA's new record, Lune Rouge, we created the first full-length interactive album in VR. The fifth installment in this year's Wave concert series, The Lune Rouge Experience blows the "live music" paradigm wide open, letting fans explore a planet inspired by the album artwork, dance in an interstellar rave under an exploding sun, and remix a 3D world built out of TOKiMONSTA's music. Art Directed by Strangeloop, this wave is like literally stepping inside the album art and experiencing Toki's music in a new dimension.
TheWaveVR x Google Present: Kill The Noise
11.30.2017 7PM PDT
Famed OWLSA DJ Kill The Noise is spinning a special one night only show to celebrate TheWaveVR's first major update since its beta release back in April. The show is co-sponsored by Google and includes some really dope surprises. What's in the update? You'll have to show up to find out!
Don't forget to hit up the after party featuring DrumNBass Arena and Titan Records in Pearl Grey's Home Cave.