Montreal's Moment Factory is 12 years old and the interactive multimedia studio is so successful that staff numbers have almost doubled in the past year and it is considering opening offices in LA, New York and Europe. But can a loose culture of multidisciplinary teams incubated in one giant room survive that much growth?
For our Music issue we visit the Yahama factory outside Tokyo, where craftsmen make pianos assembled from more than 6,000 parts, and in Montreal we meet Moment Factory, who put on light shows for Madonna and Jay-Z. We also talk to Alexander Chen who makes music out of data at Google Creative Lab. Plus: 32pp of the latest British designs in this month’s design report.
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