KEXP celebrates grand opening with interactive music installation

Apr 13, 2016   |   Microsoft News Center Staff

The storied Seattle radio station KEXP is just days from moving into a deluxe new studio, and to celebrate, these hometown heroes of the airwaves have created an interactive music installation that takes visitors inside the music of KEXP favorites alt-J, Floating Points, Ólafur Arnalds and Samaris.

Curated by KEXP’s Kevin Cole, and powered by Microsoft technology including Kinect, the installation features visuals and music that respond intuitively to visitors’ movements. As people move through the installation, they will continuously reshape and customize the music, blurring the line between creator and audience.

The system, which is a part of Microsoft’s ongoing Music x Technology program, was created to explore emerging modes of artistic expression and celebrate advances in interactive technology.

Watch the teaser video above for a sneak peek, and learn more about KEXP’s new digs here.

Steve Wiens
Microsoft News Center Staff

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