The virtual reality age is upon us. No longer a concept that only exists inside a Futurama episode, virtual reality technology has come on leaps and bounds since its conception. The possibilities are endless. Education, medicine, music. Modern life as we know it is changing, advancing towards a futuristic utopia where anything is possible.
The ability to transport a user to an alternate world through sound is an art form that many producers have mastered. Journey music. The mind’s eye is opened through sonic waves that crash over an audience like a mammoth Hawaiian tide. With virtual reality the experience remains not only in the mind, it becomes a living, breathing ecosystem that is yours to explore.
Throughout this feature we’ll look at how the music industry, and the musical experience in general, may be shaped by the introduction of VR tech, and how important it is to remind ourselves that this is a tool and not just a novelty. The ways in which we experience music, be it through education, creation or live experience are changing before our very eyes. The future is now.