The Record Player

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Guests can dive deep into the history of artists and listen to their music as well as try out some instruments themselves.

Guests can dive deep into the history of artists and listen to their music as well as try out some instruments themselves.

The new installation takes over the largest wall of the rock exhibition spanning over 12 meters in width and has become a centerpiece in the Museum.

The new installation takes over the largest wall of the rock exhibition spanning over 12 meters in width and has become a centerpiece in the Museum.

Guests can dive deep into the history of each artist and/or bands by placing and LP record onto the player.

Guests can dive deep into the history of each artist and/or bands by placing and LP record onto the player.

An audio/visual timeline emerges from the wall with texts, photographs, videos and music making the installation a multilayered, immersive experience.

An audio/visual timeline emerges from the wall with texts, photographs, videos and music making the installation a multilayered, immersive experience.

The Record Player allows visitors to develop numerous timelines with information about individual musicians who have made their mark on Iceland's music history.

The Record Player allows visitors to develop numerous timelines with information about individual musicians who have made their mark on Iceland's music history.

The project

The Project
The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll has since 2014 portrayed the history of Icelandic pop and rock music from 1830 to the present. Guests can dive deep into the history of artists and listen to their music as well as try out some instruments themselves.
In order to make the Museum of Rock 'n' Roll more immersive and engaging the Museum’s curators asked Gagarin to design a new interactive installation.

The Gagarin team, who many are great music lovers and instrumentalists welcomed this assignment warm heartedly and developed a new installation The Record Player in close collaboration with the Museum’s curators. The new installation takes over the largest wall of the rock exhibition spanning over 12 meters in width and has become a centerpiece in the Museum.

The Record Player
The Record Player allows visitors to develop numerous timelines with information about individual musicians who have made their mark on Iceland's music history. They can dive deep into the history of each artist and/or bands by placing and LP record onto the player. In doing so an audio/visual timeline emerges from the wall with texts, photographs, videos and music making the installation a multilayered, immersive experience.

Our role

  • Concept and storytelling
  • Interaction and experience design
  • Graphic design
  • Digital design
  • Software and media production
  • Project management of digital experiences