Monthly Archives: January 2014

Engage Mobile, Kansas City Symphony to Make History with Google Glass for Beethoven’s Fifth

20140124_KCSrehears#32DD423 2Today we made a big announcement with the Kansas City Symphony. We are going to make history by having four pair of Google Glass simultaneously recording the first-person perspective of the conductor and three musicians from the symphony. You can literally see what it is like to conduct on Orchestra…or play the French Horn in a world class symphony. It is going to be very fun and exciting. Check out the press release below:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Jan. 27, 2014 — Four members of the exceptional Kansas City Symphony will make history on January 31, 2014, as they provide a first-person perspective of performing Beethoven’s timeless Fifth Symphony using the latest technology from Google — Google Glass.

Four pairs of Google Glass marks the most pairs used at once in the nation outside of Google headquarters, and it is the first time Google Glass will be used to record the views of four members in a professional orchestra.

The Kansas City Symphony is working with Engage Mobile, the Kansas City-based mobile strategy, mobile development and mobile marketing firm, to see what it is like to be a world-class musician in one of the country’s top orchestras. The project will capture what four professional musicians see while performing the iconic work, Beethoven’s Fifth. For example, viewers will see video from the violinist’s vantage points as he or she looks down the instrument, observing one hand pressing the strings on the neck of the violin and the other bowing across the strings, as well as watching the conductor or reading the music on the stand.

Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display that has been developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development phases. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like, hands-free format. This innovative new technology allows users to interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands to perform tasks like navigation, accessing the Internet, texting, taking pictures and shooting videos. The Kansas City Symphony will showcase Glass’ unique ability to record and share high-definition video.

Kansas City Symphony - Engage Mobile Google Glass Make History

While the recording of the orchestra using Google Glass will be a private rehearsal only open to the media, the Symphony will later release a video of the performance and a behind-the-scenes video featuring interviews from the musicians about the experience.

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Engage Mobile Solutions is a mobile app and mobile software development company with a focus on mobile strategy and mobile marketing. Based in Kansas City, Mo., the company helps companies leverage mobile technology and marketing to drive profitability through increasing revenue, decreasing costs and managing risk. For more information about Engage Mobile Solutions, visit or contact Matthew Barksdale at mbarksdale(at)engagemobile(dot)com.