Gary Oldman narrates new David Bowie app | The Music Universe

Record-breaking exhibition debuts on digital app on January eighth

Gary Oldman, the legendary British Oscar, Golden Globe and three time Bafta-winning actor is to supply the narration for the brand new “David Bowie is” cell app. The app relies on the record-breaking exhibition that drew over two million guests throughout 12 cities in 2013 – essentially the most visited touring exhibition within the historical past the V&A – and has been granted digital immortality. “David Bowie is,” curated by Victoria Broackes and Gefrey Marsh, was the primary exhibition its variety and has set the usual for others to observe. The visible richness this present and visionary nature Bowie and his music made this a should for digital actuality.

“This brings the superb David Bowie is exhibition to a wider viewers,” Oldman claims. “It’s nice that his followers get to expertise it. It was a privilege to be concerned.”

Oldman and Bowie first met within the late ’80’s and having each been born and bred in South London discovered they'd an awesome deal in frequent. Oldman as soon as remarked, “I see him much less as ‘David Bowie’ and extra as ‘Dave from Brixton and I’m Gary from New Cross’.”

Their friendship led to memorable collaborations with them showing collectively in Julian Schnabel’s movie Basquiat in addition to Oldman’s spectacular efficiency as a priest within the controversial video for the Bowie track “The Next Day.”

Beginning on January eighth — which might have been Bowie’s 72nd birthday — the David Bowie is Augmented Reality cell app can be out there in iOS and Android. The app will grant entry to the present’s a whole lot costumes, movies, handwritten lyrics, unique works artwork and extra to the tens tens of millions Bowie followers unable to go to the exhibition earlier than it shuttered completely on July 15, 2018. This digital actuality adaption David Bowie is will allow the customer to spend so long as desired on particular person gadgets and bounce to others.

The David Bowie is AR cell app is the primary launch ensuing from a collaboration between the David Bowie Archive and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., who hosted the exhibition in Tokyo in 2017. The New York-based studio Planeta is designing and creating the AR/VR interpretations the unique museum expertise on the V&A. The AR adaptation, a primary its variety, mirrors the bodily exhibition by a sequence audio-visual areas by which the works and artifacts Bowie’s life might be explored. 3D renderings protect and current his costumes and treasured objects corresponding to musical scores, storyboards, handwritten lyrics, and even diary entries–all in 360-degree element, enabling intimate “behind the glass” entry rivalling that the guests to the unique exhibit, and enhanced by an immersive audio expertise that includes Bowie’s music and narration, finest skilled with headphones.

Additionally, the David Bowie is cell app will characteristic dozens gadgets not featured within the unique exhibition -including some fully new and unique to this AR model. The app can be priced $7.99.

The AR cell app is the primary part this revolutionary initiative, with the VR format scheduled for later launch.

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