Check out our latest composition work for Skype at X Games Austin 2014. High energy music from Listen was included in videos featuring pro skateboarder Mitchie Brusco and BMX rider Chad Kerley, who took fan questions via Skype video chat and did some tough tricks upon request!
Last weekend the Listen crew was on the ground supporting Skype at the amazing Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which took over a farm in the town of Manchester, Tennessee from June 12-15. Nearly 100,000 people attended, and Skype was there to give each of them a chance to get closer to their favorite artists on the lineup. The Skype Recording Booth, situated next to the Bonnaroo’s iconic ferris wheel with Xbox’s Game Stage on the other side, allowed Bonnaroovians to stop by throughout the festival and record a question for Bonnaroo artists via Skype video message. Selected fan questions were then featured in artist Q&As dubbed Chatting With Artists, which are viewable via Xbox Live and on Bonnaroo’s YouTube channel.
Now that the dust has finally settled from the Sasquatch! Music Festival, we’re ready to reflect on the weekend and the memories we helped make with the Skype Music Room. On day 1 of the festival Irish singer-songwriter, Foy Vance, came by the Music Room to record a Skype Video Message and flex his electronic dance muscle.
Australian rock band, Cloud Control, joined us on the second day of the festival and answered some fan questions using Skype. Watch below as they talk weird fan gifts and meeting Grumpy Cat. They also stopped by the Music Room and we got to see firsthand their gifts in commanding a crowd- it was epic!
The indie rock band, The Lonely Forest, kept the energy and good vibes going for the third and final day of the festival. They had everyone dancing in the Skype Music Room and invited their fans to play along.
Most importantly, the weekend was a huge success thanks to all of the Sasquatch fans that came to check out the Skype Music Room. We had a great time and saw some fantastic Video Messages remixed in the dome. So what’s next for us? Bonnaroo! If you’re going to be there stop by the Skype booth for your chance to ask artists questions using Skype Video Messages. See you there!
There are many reasons to love New York in the summer, but being able to see these awesome shows might be the best. Below you’ll find a list of what we highly recommend you don’t miss and a Spotify playlist to get you excited. Summer is finally here.
June 3: Ty Dolla $ign – Red Hook Park, 7pm
June 4: Janelle Monae – Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell, 8pm
June 5: Pro Era – Red Hook Park, 7pm
June 12: Charles Bradley, Mac Demarco, Benjamin Booker – House of Vans, 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn, 7pm
June 14: Thee Oh Sees – Northside Festival @ McCarren Park, 6pm
June 15: Cvrches – Northside Festival @ McCarren Park, 3pm
June 19: STRFKR, Poolside, Chrome Sparks – House of Vans @ 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn, 7pm
June 21: Dum Dum Girls/Hospitality/TEEN – Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell, 7pm
June 26: Warpaint/Yellowbirds – Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell, 7:30pm
June 27: Shovels & Rope/Valerie June/Shakey Graves – Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell, 7pm
July 8: Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory/Luke Temple – SummerStage @ Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), 7pm
July 10: Wild Beasts, Mutual Benefit, DJ Bill Pearis – RiverRocks @ Pier 84, 6pm
July 12: 4 Knots Music Festival feat. Dinosaur JR, Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz & more – South Street Seaport, 1-8pm
August 1: Snowmine/The Casket Girls – Southstreet Seaport, 7pm
August 2: Dr.John & the Night Trippers/Hurray for the Riff Raff – SummerStage @ Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), 3pm
August 7: Temples/Here We Go Magic/Spires – Hudson RiverRocks @ Pier 84, 6pm
August 9: St.Vincent/San Fermin – Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell, 7:30pm
August 9: Roseanne Cash/The Lone Bellow – Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 6pm
August 10: Charles Bradley & His Extroardinaires – Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 6pm
August 16: Blood Orange/Moses Sumney/Sean Nicholas Savage – SummerStage @ Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), 7pm
August 23-24: Afropunk Fest – Commodore Barry Park
June 12: Neon Indian (DJ set)/Chrome Sparks (DJ set)/Lemonade (DJ set)- Northside Festival @ Glasslands (late show)
June 12: Titus Andronicus/Eagulls/Low Fat Getting High – Northside Festival @ Warsaw
June 13: Albert Hammond Jr./Drowners – Northside Festival @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 7pm
June 13: Animal Collective (DJ set) – Northside Festival @ Brooklyn Bowl
June 13: Beach Fossils/Craft Spells- Northside Festival @ Warsaw
June 13: Perfect Pussy/Hop Along – Northside Festival @ Saint Vitus
June 13: The War on Drugs/Woods – Northside Festival @ 50 Kent Ave.
June 13: MisterWives/Body Language – Northside Festival @ Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm
June 14: Beirut w/ Special Guests – Northside Festival @ 50 Kent Ave.
June 14: Courtney Barnett/Benjamin Booker- Northside Festival @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 15: California X + more – Northside Festival @ Baby’s All Right 2-7pm
June 17: The National- Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell, 7pm SOLD OUT
June 19: The National- Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell, 7pm
June 28: A/JUS/TED / Dimitri/Pantha du Prince/ DJ Spoko/Mumdance – MoMA PS1 Courtyard
July 5: DJ EZ/Todd Edwards/Champion/Jam City/J-Cush – MoMA PS1 Courtyard
At this weekend’s Sasquatch! music festival, we’re constructing an interactive space that combines original music, mind-bending projections, and uses people as the content. The Skype Music Room allows festival goers to create music in real time using Skype Video Messages as beats through our Digital Sound Interface, easy enough for anyone to use. Check out the video above for our demonstration with Sydney-based indie rock band, Cloud Control. The Skype Music Room lets you be part of the Sasquatch experience in a unique way—whether you’re at the festival, or checking it out from home. All you need to do to become part of it is send a video message (hopefully a fun, friendly one) to Skype_Sasquatch or click here.
Your video can then be turned into music and projected onto the walls of the Skype Music Room for everyone to enjoy.
Listen works to build brand affinity/ advocacy with TED’s Professional Innovator and Social Connectors audience by driving Skype’s Video innovation and message “It’s amazing what you can achieve when you come together in the moment.” Grammy award winning composer Eric’s Whitacre’s vision, to conduct a live choir from all corners of the globe at TED’s closing ceremony, is brought to life.
Working with TED, Skype and Eric, Lisetn created a version of Eric’s “Cloudburst” composition and delivered his vision through the world’s first live global choir of 100 choristers and a virtual choir of 30 people, live on Skype from 30 countries
The results, over 520,000 views post-event content