It is with great pleasure that we at Sensorium announce Carl Cox’s first virtual show in the Sensorium Galaxy. On Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. GMT, Carl will launch his unique 30-minute performance containing songs he wrote, produced, and performed himself. Fans of music and technology from any part of the world will have free access to this fascinating event.
The show, titled Intermundium (which means “between worlds” or “dimensions”), looks to be an exciting new venture into the realm of digital performances.
Carl Cox is a living legend in the field of electronic music. He has long been at the forefront of the international dance music scene, with his sound having its roots in the earliest iterations of acid house and techno. From his groundbreaking three-deck wizardry to his ground-breaking techno hits like “F.A.C.T.” and “Electronic Generations,” his impact has been immeasurable.
His accomplishments as a label owner, producer, and remixer, in addition to his skill behind the turntables as a DJ with landmark concerts and residencies, and his next-level hybrid live performances, have not only cultivated and elevated young talent but also solidified his place in the pantheon of innovators in the world of dance music. Sensorium Galaxy, inspired by his legacy, was overjoyed to have Carl Cox lead this innovative project.
Sensorium Galaxy is a constantly developing metaverse made up of a wide variety of interconnected virtual environments. At PRISM, the electronic music hub of Sensorium Galaxy, listeners may enjoy nonstop sets from both virtual and real-life DJ avatars. The episode centers on the defining features of the PRISM universe, exposing it for what it is: a place of anomalous phenomena. The computer-generated Carl Cox uses this to create experiences in the audience’s eyes that are impossible in the actual world. With his tech-house beats, he orchestrates the valley of PRISM’s extraordinary surroundings, setting in motion everything from gushing volcanic streams to the massive futuristic structures of an extraterrestrial concert module, and bringing the virtual residents and show guests into a never-ending dance.
Carl Cox explains, “I’ve always been about pushing boundaries, sharing the love of music, and enhancing electronic music culture. I truly understood what was possible when I first saw my avatar and literally did a double-take! I thought, ‘This is now a reality – or should I say virtual reality?’ It has been really interesting to see things develop to the point where I can share my experiences with like-minded individuals anywhere on Earth – or beyond!”
Sasha Tityanko, Deputy CEO and Art Director of Sensorium adds, “Building on the Uncanny Valley hypothesis, we began the show with a deep exploration into how much we could blur the lines between reality and the digital realm, between genuine human beings and lifelike avatars, and between tangible and virtual artistry. Facing a blank canvas, we asked ourselves: How much is needed to make one believe the virtual is real? In this context, Intermundium becomes an immersive trip into uncharted digital territories, infused with mystical nuances, fantastical elements, and extraterrestrial perspectives. We believe this performance will captivate fans, offering a novel way to engage with music, enriched by visual and emotional dimensions. This show is an experiment, a joint exploration between us and Carl Cox. We aim to understand the possibility of transferring the energies of both the artist and a live dance floor into a virtual environment. Doing this with Carl Cox as an inspiration has helped us take that bold first step.”
Sensorium’s CEO, Vladimir Kedrinsky, elaborates on the company’s mission: “At Sensorium, we are true adepts of technologies and we’re delighted to have a pioneer like Carl Cox align with us, bridging the realms of progressive music and advanced tech. We view the popularisation of VR and XR formats as our contribution to the advancement of these pioneering technologies, accelerating the time when they will become an integral part of our daily lives. With Intermundium, as well as for all upcoming Sensorium Galaxy shows, we’ve designed a whole range of formats to demonstrate the potential of these technologies across various platforms. Users can immerse themselves in the show through a mobile phone or a laptop, however, if they want the deepest possible immersion, this is what our full-fledged VR format provides. We view both 2D streams and the innovative VR-360 format as gateways into our universe, ensuring everyone has a way in. By making the show freely accessible, we’ve also eliminated another boundary, aspiring to bring this collaboration between Sensorium and Carl Cox to anyone and everyone passionate about innovative entertainment, music, and the wonders offered by cutting-edge tech.”
Sensorium has harnessed high-end technologies like XR, AI, Motion Capture, and the Unreal Engine, along with their proprietary innovations, to craft today’s most technologically-advanced and visually stunning show. This integration also enabled the creation of a hyper-realistic digital replica of Carl Cox.
Carl Cox concludes: “I’ve always tried to make sure that partners, be they real-world promoters, labels, venues or as is the case now, technology pioneers, understand that to me, it is about bringing spaces and dancefloors to life by adding to the experience, sometimes guiding it but never dictating how people should enjoy themselves and removing as many barriers as possible to bring everyone together. Sensorium understood this and agreed to make my performance freely available with no paid tickets, to anyone who wants to participate”.
Access to Intermundium’s world premiere is free and will be available across multiple platforms: Sensorium Galaxy Website (2D Stream), YouTube (2D Stream), App Store and Google Play apps (2D Stream), and Steam (Full-fledged VR).
In an exciting collaboration with PICO, the immersive VR-360 version of Intermundium will be available solely on the PICO Store for an entire month, offering a unique and unparalleled viewing experience. Additionally, the show will be broadcasted on Sensorium’s TikTok Live (2D Stream) as the Premiere begins.
More platforms, including those allowing access to the fully-fledged VR environment, will be announced on Sensorium Galaxy’s website, before the Premiere planned on Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. GMT.
Written by: Editor of IVR