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Go For the Music, Stay For the Holograms

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Go For the Music, Stay For the Holograms

In the dark, cold belly of Madison Square Garden, Liam Tomaszewski hunched over his computer screen. The 26-year-old lead animator and live VJ for Eric Prydz shows shuffled anxiously between the main stage and the tech booth where he meticulously tested the holograms he designed for the night.

In just a few hours, the arena would be filled with throngs of electronic music fans gathered for EPIC 3.0, the third edition in a series of shows created by Prydz (the title doing double-duty as an acronym for “Eric Prydz in Concert”), in which he brings ground-breaking technology into the live music performance space. A renowned Swedish producer, Prydz is a force behind dance music — house and techno in particular. He has twice been nominated for a Grammy for “Best Remixed Recording,” and boasts some of the fastest-selling singles in the category. This year, for the first time, EPIC would be staged exclusively at Madison Square Garden, and among the high-tech plans for the set, Prydz and his team planned to unveil the largest hologram ever displayed in an indoor arena.

All photos courtesy of Vic Blue

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