In collaboration with the Swedish electronic band Little Dragonand the experience lab Odd Division, Samsung takes their game to a whole new level. Together, they have created an interactive instrument that explores space and time through an immersive audio-visual performance with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge.
Recently Trendland attended ‘Edge of the Universe’, the event showcase at the Sky Room at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, where we witnessed Little Dragon performing using only 18 phones as their instruments. The extraordinary performance highlighted the design and software elements of the new handset in a very dynamic way.
Watch the recap video to see how Little Dragon and Odd Division used eighteen Samsung Galaxy S6 edge phones to create a brand new set of instruments and never-been-done-before experience.
The technology takes the bands signature songs and merges them with archived audio recorded by NASA in space. In a unique and intimate setting, we were all left with a feeling of floating somewhere between the galaxy and our own planet.
The interface was designed entirely custom for mobile phones by Odd Division and Little Dragon, based on the band’s own specific musical needs
The interface was designed entirely custom for mobile phones by Odd Division and Little Dragon, based on the band’s own specific musical needs and visual cues for the audience.As the band touched, tilted and swiped, a real-time representation of the band’s actions on the interface projected visuals across the walls of the glass Sky Room, providing the audience a truly immersive sound and visual experience.
The bass sounds on most songs were based on NASA’s Kepler sound sample, along with sounds from earth including blowing into glass bottles.