Internationally acclaimed virtuoso violinist and WildKat artist Daniel Hope is to perform at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall this evening, premiering a new violin concerto by Gabriel Prokofiev (grandson of Sergei) about the First World War. Later on this week he is also to make a trip to Bristol on to perform in the Bristol Proms. Both are set to be unique performances not to be missed.
On 31st July, during his performance at the Bristol Prom, Hope will use Google Glass to show his view of the audience from the stage and his connection with other musicians throughout the concert. This will merge the latest groundbreaking technology with the ancient Baroque music Daniel will be performing from his album “Air: A Baroque Journey”, placing old with new. Daniel will also be wearing Google Glass before his performance, and will share photos and videos of rehearsals and warm-ups before the concert. Even the very moment Daniel walks onto the stage to perform will be recorded, giving a completely realistic perspective of the activities and emotions a top classical musician goes through before they walk onto the stage.
However, it is not only Daniel who will be able to share a point of view. He is also offering the opportunity to one audience member, who will be given a free ticket to the Prom and will be able to wear Google Glass throughout the performance to record videos and take photos from an audience member’s perspective. The resulting media will be shared alongside the images and videos which Daniel uploads to his social media feeds. If you would like to win the chance to take part in this unique opportunity, in honour of Daniel’s latest album “Escape to Paradise”, comment or post on Daniel’s Facebook or Twitter which film soundtrack you would pick if you were to escape to paradise.*
*Competition open to UK residents only, the winner will be provided with a free concert ticket to Daniel’s performance at the Bristol Proms on Thursday 31st July and a Google Glass headset for the duration of the concert. The winner will be notified via private message on Facebook/Twitter by 10am, Wednesday 30th July 2014.
(Written on July 29, 2014 )