Inside Imogen Heap’s cutting-edge VR concert | The Future of Music with Dani Deahl

  • Published on:  8/23/2018
  • Is virtual reality the future of concerts? Imogen Heap is a Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter/audio engineer who has explored various emerging technologies in the past several years -- from creating music with her MiMu motion controlled gloves to Mycelia, an experimental music distribution platform using blockchain-based technology. She is now creating an immersive virtual reality experience with TheWaveVR.Subscribe: The Verge on Facebook: on Twitter: on Instagram: More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science:


  • The Verge
    The Verge  a years ago+26

    What would get you excited about VR concerts?

  • Magnamic
    Magnamic a years ago+57

    I love Imogen Heap's music and passion. She is pleasantly unique and forward thinking for sure.

  • James Basoo
    James Basoo a years ago+31

    The woman's a genius, the best thing to come out of Essex!

  • Rui Rodrigues
    Rui Rodrigues a years ago+33

    Such a visionary! This is incredible

  • juraj kusy
    juraj kusy 11 months ago+2

    I love the host's energy, adds a lot to the video as a whole. Great content!

  • Alma Improv
    Alma Improv 11 months ago+1

    Future ultimate art form. This is why I love to work in VR area! 5G, IoT and VR/AR/MR will open new life-style in near future.

  • Captain Candy
    Captain Candy 10 months ago+1

    the “peeling back wallpaper” imagery is really nice

  • Volumetric Video
    Volumetric Video 11 months ago+1

    It is amazing, that Imogen has chosen to create Volumetric Video concert. This is going to be mesmerizing!

  • scobot
    scobot 11 months ago

    I thought this was a great video that covered a lot of ground - artistically and technically. Really well put together and very informative. Thanks for posting!

  • Cheeky Promo
    Cheeky Promo 1 months ago

    Are those wooden 'flowers' (1'54") speakers? What are they??

  • controllerbrain
    controllerbrain 9 months ago

    Incorrect, VR concerts are indeed new. 360 video isn't VR.

  • Joe Jupiter
    Joe Jupiter 11 months ago+1

    5:12 Particles, not pixels

  • Uncle Pluck
    Uncle Pluck 5 months ago

    Just saw this in VR today and it was amazing. Can't wait for the future of music in VR.

  • Research methods A2 L Isaac

    I did my university research project on Virtual reality & live music performance combined. This was between 2017-2018, I am excited to watch this video now. If I had an investor I would bring this to life myself.

  • Leotique
    Leotique 11 months ago+1

    Woooow, that would be a really good movie with the concept of Heap, like Ready Player One but for Music.

  • GamingTV
    GamingTV 11 months ago

    just imagine one day, music artists having much more time on their hands to find balance between quality of life, and concert life, where holograms will do the performing for the artists

    EMILIO WONG 10 months ago

    I really admire Imogen, but i wonder if any of you have ever heard about BJORK, she´s been into VR tech for a while now.

  • Josh Dollins
    Josh Dollins 10 months ago

    always loved imogens work both musician and engineer really. Seen her live and nothing will beat road tripping and seeing her live but this is cool!

  • Karol W
    Karol W 11 months ago+2

    She’s a genius

  • Cheeky Promo
    Cheeky Promo 1 months ago

    The founder sounds like a visual / tech lover more than a music lover