Many know him as MCA of Beastie Boys fame, but Adam Yauch was a multi-disciplinary artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with an eclectic range of interests and projects throughout his too-short life. (Yauch died in 2012 at the age of 47.) In addition to his musical legacy, he left a profound creative footprint across various industries: He founded the film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories in 2008, directed films and music videos, and was a practicing Buddhist who founded Milarepa, a non-profit organization dedicated to Tibetan independence.
Oscilloscope announced today a collaboration with Red Bull Music Academy and MediaMonks to create “The House That Yauch Built,” an interactive online experience highlighting Yauch’s musical, cinematic, cultural, and philanthropic achievements.
According to the official description: “Triggered by the recent relocation of Oscilloscope Laboratories’ original, legendary Canal Street Studio and office, ‘The House That Yauch Built‘ is a digital journey that will allow fans to explore every nook and cranny of the historic space: from the vintage Neve soundboard, to O-Scope’s visual identities, MTV Moonmen, and other desiderata, viewers will be able to initiate video, photo, audio, and text-based hotspots that work to bridge the entire experience together.”
The experience promises never-before-seen footage, including Seth Rogen on the Beastie Boys’ influence, Mike D. describing going back to work after 9/11, and Spike Jonze and Samantha Storr discussing the Yauch-directed musical comedy short film “Fight For Your Right Revisited.”
For a deep dive into this visionary artist, head to “The House That Yauch Built” online.