‘All I’m really after is magic, never the Bandwagon’ I sang out last night (lyrics from my song ‘Apple’) . I did a totally unique…crazy and mad fun gig at the Musion headquarters in Central London. Musion (as they say on their website) is a 3D holographic video projection system allowing a spectacular 3-dimensional moving life-size hologram to appear within a live stage setting’
Basically, with this technology anyone can appear live on stage without actually being there! That means as a musician you can get projected on stage anywhere around the world whilst being in the comfort of your own home or whilst travelling and even perform in many countries around the world at the same time! Talk about multi tasking! For music fans this means that you could potentially have your favourite singer in your house singing songs exclusively to you and all at Broadband internet speed! The technology is obviously pretty pricey at the moment to do that but its mad to think about where it is all leading! After all we’re spending more and more time on our laptops and computers…skype, la face and twitter, as scary as it seems 3D and virtual reality is definitely the future.
This is me performing to the crowd as a 3D holographic image last night. I could see the crowd from a little video camera. (I was tucked away in a room upstairs!)
Other non-live performances last night were from Black eyed peas rapper Will.I.am singing his half of the Cheyrl Cole duet 3 Words, X factor boys JLS, conscious punk band Anonymous Tip and emerging from a painting…only the legend Frank Sinatra!
It is a pretty weird sensation having these artists singing to you. Even though you know it is not real your brain is some what tricked into thinking they are there. Its very strange! Whats really exciting for me and for all creative people is that you can mix the live performance with art and have live special effects and animation incorporated into the live show. Im already imagining live on stage music video’s performed with animation and one recorded me playing the guitar whilst the real me sings and plays another instrument. I am devising a wish list of ideas for Musion as I write, tee hee!
It was really lovely to watch the ballet dancer that turned into a swan…and then butterflys
This technology is just amazing and will totally be used for all sections in the arts and entertainment industry as well as education and news media. Im really excited to be a part of it. Watch this space… what you can imagine you can totally create!
ABOUT ELLIE LAWSON:
Ellie Lawson is a folk/pop artist whose compelling voice and rich sonic landscape reflect a life journey of personal determination and self-discovery. Her lyrics have substance with unique story telling, conversational style and feisty- compassionate attitude. Born in South London, the vocalist/lyricist/musician/ composer has invented a unique musical world that is both beat-driven and organic, lyrical and edgy, thoughtful and entrancing.
Ellie is an ambassador for the clothing brand Quiksilver Women and has just finished a unique tour of Quiksilver stores in the UK and Ireland as part of her sponsorship deal. The singer who was previously signed with Atlantic records in the USA was championed by chat show host Ellen De Generes where Ellen predicted live on air that Ellie would become ‘the hugest, hugest star.’ Ellie has tracks produced by William Orbit and DJ Lethal and last week had a number 1 song in the Beatport charts with producers 4 Strings.
The independent singer-songwriter has her own label called ‘Create your Own reality’ and previously sold 25,000 records with the USA book retailer Barnes and Noble. Lawson’s performances include opening for the BBC presenter Jimmy Doherty’s festival where KT Tunstall and Jose Gonzalez headlined, the Abbey Road studios as part of the Brit awards, Sundance film festival, Relentless Boardmasters festival and many others. For more info go to: http://www.ellielawson.com
Music Industry Opinion of Ellie Lawson
” I play her music over and over again in my house…I predict she will be the hugest, hugest star” Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show.
” A Vocal charm thats hard to fake” All music guide Itunes
” The perfect marriage of melody, rhythm and words” Billboard magazine
” This is a young woman plugged directly into the electric source of creativity. Sensational. PZ Songwriters on songwriting.
“It’s really wonderful music. You have written some amazing pop songs in this set” -Barnes and Noble
“Sounds good and I think you should send copies to some key shows…’ – Jeff Smith Head of Music, BBC Radio 2
“I just spent some time on your site. Listening as I write. It’s awesome” – Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby
“Ellie this is also a good track” – George Ergatoudis, Head of Music, BBC Radio 1
“Very impressive, would be happy to hear more” – Ben Walker, BBC Radio 2 Producer of the Dermot O’Leary show