The Technology Behind Lady Gaga’s David Bowie Tribute at the Grammys Will Blow Your Mind
Leave it to an artist.
“His influence is also a magic trick. People don’t even realize how much they’re influence by him until they take a closer look,” Gaga told the publication ahead of her performance .”He’s everywhere.”
The singer, who was recently inked with a large tattoo of Bowie’s face, explained her creative process in preparing to pay homage to her idol. “The first thing that I did was just put together my own mixtape of my favorite David Bowie songs,” she said. “I also wanted to show the growth and the evolution of his music, and I also just wanted people to have a really good time.”
Gaga felt that it was important to highlight the intersection of fashion, music and technology that Bowie created during his career in her highly-anticipated salute, which translated into elements including a hologram of Bowie himself and a rumbling piano. Intel also created a projection of digital makeup that tracked her facial movements with his legendary make-up as she moved. Her ring orchestrated the LED wall behind her through the motions of her wrists
“I want people to be fully immersed in the experience of him, because when I fell in love with him, as a fan,I didn’t just love him and his music,” she continued. “I didn’t just buy his records. I lived the lifestyle that he lived. I became like him, I dressed like him. I worshiped him. I read the materials of his life.”
“I didn’t finish college—but this is like my thesis, in a way.”
Read more over on Mashable, and watch her Grammys performance at the top of the page.