(By Brian Davidson)
Chalk this one up as a first for a classical concert. At the recent SXSW Festival Japanese phenom and composer Yoshiki challenged the only other performer willing to be as outlandish as him: himself.
In a sight for the ages at the Qui venue in Austin for FLAUNT Magazine’s party celebrating its upcoming List Issue, Yoshiki whipped out one hell of a trick as he performed a piano duel with none other than a hologram of himself. The experience was nothing but incredibly dramatic let alone a technological marvel.
Yes, its been done before with a hologram of rapper Tupac appearing on stage at the 2012 Coachella festival but never has it been done on such a more, intimate scale.
Guess jokes about a holograms of Beethoven performing aren’t so far fetched now.
CORRECTION: It appears Yoshiki performed with a hologram four years BEFORE the Tupac Coachella hologram performance!
Credit to the numerous Yoshiki fans for pointing it out. You can see the original Yoshiki (as part of his band X Japan) hologram (and incredibly touching) performance with HIDE below:This entry was posted in General and tagged hologram, piano, sxsw, yoshiki on .
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