In this new app, iconic UK concert hall, Sage Gateshead, becomes a playable 3D instrument, allowing users to enter a digitized version of the building and bash walls and beat floors to create percussive music.
Using old floor-plans, photos and sound recordings we worked with Mbryonic to recreate The Sage building in 3D and build an application for tablet and the web. Play Sage Gateshead allows you to explore a beautiful stylised version of the building, visiting the locations where the musicians play. You can hear the sounds the building makes and construct your own music tracks.
The app's percussion triggers are extracts and samples from “Ten Pulse," a piece performed at Sage Gateshead's 10th anniversary in December 2014, in which musicians banged on the venue to create music. When users hit a virtual mallet, or perform a drum roll or scrape, they channel the “Ten Pulse" performance.
While principally envisioned for the Oculus Rift, Play Sage Gateshead can be played on an iPad, iPhone, or in a browser equipped with the Unity Web Player.
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You can check out Play Sage Gateshead for yourself at www.playsage.com