Display Saturday, 15 September 2018 – Sunday, 23 September 2018

The Art of Music in the Digital Age: a series of world-first designs

Musician and technology innovator Beatie Wolfe presents a series of album innovations.

  • Saturday, 15 – Sunday, 23 September 2018

  • Prince Consort Gallery, Level 3

  • Free event

The Art of Music in the Digital Age: a series of world-first designs photo

This display explores what design for music can mean in the digital age – from a musical jacket woven with Wolfe's music to the world’s first "anti-stream" from the quietest room on Earth.

“Musical Weirdo and Visionary” (VICE) Beatie Wolfe presents a series of album innovations that explore how technology can be used to recapture a sense of storytelling, ceremony and tangibility for music in the digital age. Bridging the physical and digital and reimagining the vinyl experience in retro-future ways, these designs range from a theatre in the palm of your hand, an album as a deck of cards and wearable record “jacket”, an ‘anti-stream’ from the world’s quietest room and a Space beam from the Big Bang Horn.

Wolfe’s latest design is the Raw Space Chamber, which will allow visitors to enter an anechoic chamber and immerse themselves in a ceremonial listening experience, while live AR animations bring the album’s artwork and lyrics to life in real- time. Come hear the sound of silence, a blast from the past, and the music launched into deepest space.

Part of London Design Festival at the V&A