Today, experimental electronic musician and AV artist Halina Rice provides us with a first listen of her new single, Spheres.
The track is a melancholic and spacey example of futuristic electronica with an aesthetic redolent of classic sci-fi movies like, Metropolis.
In the accompanying video for the single, Rice experiments with virtual reality, a preoccupation of hers, aided by visual artist and motion designer Jan Petyrek.
“I had been experimenting with virtual reality before lockdown so this seemed like a good direction. However, it’s not just about a solution to a practical issue – it’s more the desire to create an immersive experience for the audience and to really produce an experience that transports the viewer. I would see the future of the project to absolutely take this experience into live venues and make it completely immersive for the audience.”
Spheres is the first instalment of a new self-released project showcasing a series of tracks focusing on creating unique worlds. Each one comprises both music and the creation of a virtual environment that Rice will also use for her live performances as digital projections. As such, Rice has gathered an international team of visual and technical artists to create an original way to perform live within a virtual world built using gaming technology, Unity 3D.
Spheres is released today (Friday 25th September) and a virtual live stream will be performed on Friday 2nd October.
You can also grab a Limited-Edition T -shirt featuring the Spheres artwork by Freny Antony AKA @procedural.disarray via halinarice.com/store
Listen to Spheres: