UPDATE: Virtual Performance of the "Celestial Dither"
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Music should take us on a journey.
Our favorite albums growing up could take us places… The music took its time, brought us in, and literally changed our lives forever. Some of our best memories were with a pair of headphones and an open compact disc, completely focused on the music and album artwork.
But things change.
We love our phones and unlimited streaming… like A LOT! But as technology has advanced and given us access to every song ever written, we’ve lost our focus. As fans, we've gotten caught up in "passive listening" because it's so easy for us to become distracted. And as artists, it's harder now, more than ever, to get through to people.
But what if there is a new type of technology that is powerful enough to silence all of our notifications and messages - and take our entire consciousness (see what we did there?) to the next level??
Enter… VIRTUAL REALITY!
When in VR, you are transported to a different place. “Presence” is the moment when your brain is convinced that it is somewhere else. So combine that with another incredibly powerful medium… like say, MUSIC… and what would you get??
This thought was the beginning of a three year journey for us, starting from nothing. We’ve taught ourselves how to code and develop, completely obsessed with the idea of taking listeners to an entirely new place and giving them something brand new to experience.
But now we need your help!
It's an incredible feeling being here, three years later, with the ability to create with a whole new set of tools and technologies. We've dug in and made it this far, but now we need your support to continue development. We feel confident that we can deliver on our vision of a fully immersive music experience, but we need to know that the world is ready - and we need the funds to finish the job.
We're stepping into the future, but we don't want to go there alone! Surely there are musicians and producers out there just like us who would want to create a similar type of VR experience for their own music. And honestly, we are tired of being locked up in a cave for years on end… WE WANT TO COLLABORATE! So we are building a new website called VRNirvana.org to share tutorials, scripts, and creative ideas with the rest of the world. Who knows what we might be able to create together??
As we started building out the 3D world of Consciousness, we began thinking about the experience of the listener. How much freedom would they have? What if they had control of the music? What if we could create instruments for the users to play - and what if they were designed in a way that couldn't exist in the "real world"? This is the Celestial Dither, 1 of 8 playable instruments.
The Matrix Trilogy
Describing the idea of a virtual reality concept album can be pretty confusing if we aren't careful. So we've made this Kickstarter video in a way to gently introduce people to the idea. But if we're being fully transparent, we have even bigger ambitions. If fully funded here, we plan on creating a full trilogy of Consciousness albums; Vol. V - VII... all tying together in a similar fashion to our Humanity Vol. I-IV album.
We're focusing on Vol. V for this fundraiser, but when the world is ready for the next chapter, we'll be ready too!
Now is the time!
You Can Help Out By Sharing Consciousness With Your Friends!
Like what you've seen so far? Don't just keep it to yourself, feel free to share this project with all of your closest people!
The more people who are conscious of Consciousness... well you get the idea :-)
We can't do this without you!
Risks and challenges
This isn't our first rodeo. We've successfully launched crowdfunding campaigns in the past and fulfilled every order. Maybe you were one of those early supporters? If so, thank you!
With any type of software development, there is always a risk of running behind schedule or shipping late. After hundreds of VR prototypes and demos, we feel confident about delivering on schedule. But if some type of delay were to occur, we promise to communicate honestly with you and work around the clock until we correct the issue.
Throughout the year, we hope to give our Kickstarter backers early VR demos. But since some platforms are more "open" then others, only certain headsets may be able to receive them. We'll try our hardest to get everyone a taste of Consciousness as soon as we can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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