WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015 |
Posted by: Erin Walsh
The relationship between music and technology has always been vital to live performances. Youve probably seen this before with enormous light shows, smoke machines, or paint explosions at any large scale concert. Neon Indian is one band who is incorporating tech into their performance in a way you may never have seen before.
At the CMJ music marathon this year, Neon Indian had the audience dancing with them from the stage, and the big screen. The man behind the band, Alan Palomo, agreed to work with Kinect (the motion sensing camera system used with Microsoft's Xbox game consoles) sensors that react to the movements of the band members and the music, which then projects the image on the big screen behind the performers. Each band member wore sensors, and as they perform you can compare the psychedelic real time projection of Neon Indians dance moves to those in reality. Lucky for any fans, this interactive performance wasnt a one time thing; the band will use the sensors for their entire tour this fall. Watch the crowd lose it as Neon Indian trail blazes while they, and their trippy silhouettes, take CMJ by surprise.