Credit score: Arturo Properties/Getty Photographs for Meta
Miami Artwork Week just lately witnessed a revolutionary mix of expertise and music as Austin Millz, acknowledged not solely as a prolific artist/producer, but additionally a real pioneer in his craft, collaborated with Meta for the Meta Sonic Listening Get together alongside 10x Grammy-nominated artist Victoria Monét. This dynamic occasion, aligned with Meta’s “It’s Your World” marketing campaign, delivered a singular and immersive expertise that left the town buzzing.
Austin Millz is extremely proficient each on stage and within the studio, particularly on the keys, which is a part of what made this so particular. Throughout the occasion, Austin demonstrated the capabilities of the Meta Quest 3 by instructing Victoria the way to play the piano utilizing the progressive PianoVision characteristic. This stay demonstration added an interactive ingredient to the expertise, making a first-of-its-kind blended actuality jam session that blurred the traces between the digital and the true.
MIAMI, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 09: Victoria Monét and Austin Millz taking part in on PianoVision with Meta Quest 3 on the Meta Sonic Listening Get together throughout Miami Artwork Week on December 09, 2023 in Miami, Florida. (Picture by Arturo Holmes/Getty Photographs for Meta)
Following the success of final 12 months’s viral Meta Home expertise, Meta reworked Miami Artwork Week right into a mixed-reality playground, offering a platform for rising artists, musicians, and creators to redefine the way forward for artistic expression. The “It’s Your World” marketing campaign introduced collectively a various array of skills to showcase the limitless potentialities of blended actuality throughout numerous experiences all through the town, making it solely becoming that Austin was concerned.
We had the chance to talk with Austin about this expertise and what’s forward, test it out beneath!
Collaborating with Victoria Monét in a mixed-reality jam session is an progressive strategy. How did the thought for this come about, and what excites you most about merging expertise with stay musical performances?
Austin Millz: I believe merging stay music with expertise is the longer term, whether or not you’re collaborating within the studio or collaborating in actual time and actual life. I believe what simply occurred this previous weekend was the primary of its type. I believe it’s going to pave the way in which for newer occasions of this nature and push the boundaries of creativity. Meta had the precise concept with the Meta Sonic Listening get together and this expertise. It was nice.
Throughout the session, you used PianoVision on Meta Quest 3 to show Victoria Monét the way to play the piano. Are you able to share extra in regards to the artistic course of behind incorporating digital actuality right into a stay music expertise, and the way it enhances the educational and collaboration points of the efficiency?
Austin: For positive. Simply understanding the way to intertwine and actually know the way to navigate expertise is one useful factor. However Meta Quest and the PianoVision expertise is so person pleasant that truthfully, it’s half and half, the expertise is so superb that it could possibly actually enable the person to really feel snug. It offers that actual IRL impact of getting any individual in particular person serving to you, however the expertise is so superb that having an individual there too isn’t important, nevertheless it helps to have any individual there only for that actual life facet. This new expertise is so charming and progressive that you would be able to simply actually be hands-on with it.
The Meta Sonic Listening Get together is a part of Meta’s “It’s Your World.” marketing campaign, celebrating the following technology’s artistic expression. How does your collaboration with Meta align with this marketing campaign, and the way do you see expertise influencing the way forward for music and artwork?
Austin Millz: I believe Meta is actually pushing the envelope by way of innovation. For me, I’m utilizing Meta on a regular basis—whether or not it’s Fb or Instagram, and it’s simply actually permitting me to have my music the world over. It’s permitting me to the touch totally different audiences, and permitting me to simply actually take my creativity to new heights. I’m tremendous excited for the brand new expertise, as a result of I believe it’s going to take it to an entire different new degree. The “It’s Your World.” marketing campaign has allowed me to create my very own world with Meta.
As a creator your self, how do you personally leverage Meta’s merchandise or immersive expertise in your artistic course of? And the way do you suppose these instruments can encourage and help different artists in pushing boundaries and exploring new avenues of their work?
Austin Millz: I’m tremendous excited to see what I’m going to do with them. I have already got so many various concepts, even with the Ray-Ban Meta Sensible Glasses, I’m positively going to make use of these throughout my stay exhibits. I can seize content material and actually have the person or the viewers or individuals watching my content material really feel like they’re at a stay present. That’s one thing that I’m actually wanting ahead to. There’s so many issues by way of the apps too which are in Meta Quest 3 that you would be able to simply actually be hands-on with, and have issues be actually accessible and simply actually have the ability to be taught issues that you just by no means thought you possibly can earlier than, as a result of Meta’s going to can help you be hands-on with the expertise. No matter age you might be, it’s going to can help you really feel such as you’re getting there. I believe Meta is permitting the common client to actually be hands-on with something they wish to create their very own world.
How do you see occasions just like the Meta Sonic Listening Get together contributing to the intersection of artwork, expertise, music, and what affect do you hope that these experiences could have on the artistic group general?
Austin Millz: I’d love for it to simply develop individuals’s ideas. There’s individuals which are nonetheless on the fence about utilizing this expertise or AI, and I hope that the Meta Sonic Listening Get together expertise may transfer individuals one step nearer to precise their ideas and actually stay a little bit, and take a threat in permitting themselves to embrace this new expertise. That’s the way in which of the longer term, so I really feel like Meta is actually main the power with this subsequent wave of expertise. I hope that customers who had second ideas about utilizing it could possibly now go, “You recognize what? Let me simply embrace this and embrace the longer term.”
How have the Ray-Ban Meta Sensible Glasses performed a job in your day-to-day artistic course of or interactions?
Austin Millz: Actually, like I mentioned earlier, it’s actually one thing that I’m wanting ahead to utilizing at my stay exhibits. It’s a better option to seize content material for one thing that I may have been utilizing one other gadget for however as a substitute I can simply have the glasses on my face, recording stay. Like I mentioned, it’s a better approach to make use of expertise in a approach that hasn’t been achieved earlier than.
Anything that you just want to share with the YourEDM readers?
Austin Millz: Sure. I’m happening a headline tour in 2024 finish of February till June. Go get your tickets on AustinMillz.com and, yeah, I wish to see you all at a present quickly! Pleased New 12 months!