NEW YORK, NEW YORK— Producer, DJ, and two-time Grammy Nominee Morgan Page has revolutionized the way fans experience live music with his immersive 3D tour that has been sweeping the nation by storm, becoming the first ever of its kind. For one night, fans in the New York City area will have an opportunity to experience this ground-breaking performance as it heads to the Best Buy Theatre on Friday, October 18. The night will include an incredible roster of handpicked ‘up and coming’ talent from around the world, interactive breathtaking environments of 3D light and color, and of course, the enveloping music of EDM legend, Morgan Page.
NY Electronic Dance Music Examiner had the esteemed opportunity to touch base with Morgan Page and would like to graciously thank him for the time he took out of his busy tour schedule to answer a few questions about his tour and his career. Please see below what he had to say, and visit Morgan Page Presents for upcoming tour dates or Morgan Page’s web-page for more information, news, and music.
NY Electronic Dance Music Examiner: With a highly anticipated 3D show coming to New York City that fans are extremely excited about, can you divulge any insight as to what to expect with your performance? What exactly will the audience see in 3D?
Morgan Page: The 3D show is a whole new vehicle to express the songs - especially my music which has a lot of lyrics. I often "see" sonic landscapes when I make music, so it felt like a natural fit. People will see a variety of landscapes and shapes that relate to the songs, and it really pulls them into the show. I often compare it to a rave in an IMAX.
NY EDM Examiner: How did you come up with the ingenious idea to perform to a crowd in 3D?
MP: I felt that 3D was an avenue that hadn't really been explored properly with music, so it's something I've wanted to try for a while.
NY EDM Examiner: Being a veteran to the industry, you have seen ‘EDM’s’ fan base grow. Did you ever expect dance music to be infused into mainstream music the way it is today?
MP: No - it's not something I expected, but it's always been something I wanted to see. When I went to college, electronic dance music wasn't cool. To me the more fans the better, as long as the music isn't compromised.
NY EDM Examiner: Do you feel that the music industry is living the ‘EDM bubble’ or do you think that dance music will remain in mainstream music for the long-term? What gives you that impression?
MP: It depends - the economics have to make sense, so I think if people can't justify their incredibly high fees, you'll see a change. I think dance music will be here for a while, even if it's not the ‘it’ genre of the moment in 5 or 10 years.
NY EDM Examiner: Coming from Vermont, a distance from New York City, Los Angeles, or Miami where dance music was more prevalent in the early 2000s, what has the support been like back home, particularly earlier in your career when dance music was not main-stream?
MP: My family always supported me, and some of the local Vermont DJs helped out, but I was never really a fixture or local celebrity in a "scene" - even in Boston it was very territorial and based around cliques of DJs that weren't really welcoming to outsiders
NY EDM Examiner: How has a life of constant touring affected you? Do you still have enough downtime in between shows to enjoy any free time? Aside from anything music related, what do you enjoy to do in your free-time?
MP: I like being busy and constantly occupied with ideas - it's hard for me to sit around on a beach and just sip cocktails, so I don't take much time off. I'm a big runner though, and that's how I decompress.
NY EDM Examiner: What would you be doing today if you never entered the music field and started DJing?
MP: I might be a photographer, graphic designer, or doing something in travel.
NY EDM Examiner: What has been the personal high-light of your career thus far? Do you have any goals and/or achievements you are striving to accomplish? If so, please share.
MP: The Grammy nominations were a huge honor, hopefully next time I win one!
NY EDM Examiner: With so many years invested in the industry, how do you stay inspired? Does anyone personally inspire you?
MP: Right now Avicii's new album is inspiring me. He took a risk, and it paid off big time.
NY EDM Examiner: 2013 has been another successful year for you. What can we expect from Morgan Page next year and in years to come?
MP: Currently I'm working on a mix compilation, another album, and a print book for producers and creative people. See it on Twitter here.
MORGAN PAGE PRESENTS A 3D VISUAL EXPERIENCE
Date: Friday, October 18th
Venue: Best Buy Theatre
Time: 10:00 p.m. doors open