The metaverse and the many possibilities of Web3 are a much discussed topic on Twitter forums and Facebook posts. 27 million players were able to marvel at Travis Scott’s “Astronomical” concert in 2020 on Fortnite over several days. But for the past few years, numerous indie developers have been offering DJ and live music options in the Metaverse.
On 09.11, Thor Hagedorn and Luana Madikera from IRL and Metaverse event company Diasporic Arts Alliance and Tropical Bass Band La Byle gave a talk/workshop on “Creating Metaverse Experiences” as part of Most Wanted: Music and went into their experiences with Metaverse concerts.
Building on this, the Music Business Talk session “How to: Perform in the Metaverse!” on 17/11/2022 at 10am. Here Christine Seraphin (Diasporic Arts Alliance) and Thor Hagedorn (DAA, La Byle) addressed what basic knowledge, technology and metaverse might be right for you.
About Christine Seraphin
Christine Seraphin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration with a focus on music and music industry management and a Master’s degree in Cultural Relations and Migration Studies with a focus on developing safer spaces in a postcolonial context.
As a jury member for the Listen to Berlin Awards, Christine advocates for equal and fair representation of diversity in the Berlin music industry and is involved as a mentor in the fields of music and theatre.
Christine seeks to find methods for sustainable cultural empowerment and promotion of marginalised communities, through interdisciplinary approaches that encompass music, performing arts and creative technology.
Christine is also a professional singer, songwriter and producer in the pop, R&B and jazz genres, as well as a film and theatre performer.
About Thor Hagedorn
Thor Diogo Hagedorn (pronoun He/Him, born 1981 in Bremen) is a rapper, singer, producer, DJ, event manager, mentor and visual artist.
Hip-hop, graffiti, capoeira and the traditional tropical and urban sounds of Brazil are at the centre of his artistic career.
Thor began his musical career as a self-taught musician in the late 90s and worked with national and international artists over the coming years.
Since 2017, he has been a producer and performer in the Tropical Bass collective La Byle, focusing on the equality of disadvantaged groups in their line-ups, music productions and the design of La Byle events.
Since 2020 he is a curator at BMC and studies Game Art at SAE Berlin on the side. In 2021, he co-founded the IRL and Metaverse event company Diasporic Arts Alliance (DAA) with community manager Christine Seraphin and sustainability specialist Kai-Ti Wu. In cooperation with Granola Studios and their metaverse platform Yabal, they are currently developing different concepts of digital and hybrid events. As co-founder of the W3b Lab Berlin, DAA has also been part of the thriving global W3eb Lab community since this year.