To launch Alicia Keys’ eponymous new album ALICIA, American Express and Momentum approached Aggressive TV to develop and direct an hour-long XR performance. The performance premiered live on September 18th, 2020 as part of American Express’ prestigious UNSTAGED concert series.
Aggressive TV’s Alex Topaller and Daniel Shapiro showcased the beauty and power of Alicia’s performance using a visually stunning three-act structure that evolved in real-time. Working together with Tigrelab and Brandon Epperson, the team created a stage that transforms song by song, through a series of immersive 3D environments animating across the LED walls and floor. The rich control and parameterization tools in Notch helped craft visuals that were in tune with the setlist and flexible enough to make adjustments during the performance. Alicia and her band could play each act in its entirety, settling into a groove and allowing the capture of spontaneous energy in the moment it happened.