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We worked with Microsoft to capture Phantogram’s visionary take on what the intersection of technology and music might mean for the future of their live music experiences.
“We have this deep well of untapped ideas. We’re very experimental in that sense, and we’re constantly thinking, brainstorming ways of making the live shows more of an experience, more fun for the audience and more effective.” – Phantogram
As far back as 2008, Phantogram worked with video artist Blair Neal to generate eye-catching visuals for their live shows.
However, in September 2014, there was a collective desire to up the ante for a special midnight performance at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
With Microsoft Kinect technology and custom software, Neal isolated the contours of the artists’ bodies, using them as the canvas for projected imagery, while simultaneously projecting augmented versions of their moving silhouettes onto a screen behind the band.
Phantogram were able to drive the visuals, injecting them with a new dose of dynamism and vitality. The result was an unforgettable live experience at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery that created an intimate connection between band and fans.