Japanese Star Yoshiki Performed with a Hologram of Himself at SXSW

 - Mar 26, 2014
References: yoshiki.net & gizmag
Japanese superstar musician Yoshiki thrilled audiences at the SXSW festival by indulging in a piano duet/battle—depending on how you want to look at it—with a hologram image of himself. Tupac will surely be looking down approvingly.

Yoshiki’s stunt meant there were essentially two of him to enthrall his admirers, who can claim to have seen two Yoshikis for the price of one.

Yoshiki appeared on stage during the festival and sat himself at a piano. But to the audience’s delight and confusion, a second Yoshiki—the real one—emerged from left stage. The subsequent performance lasted only two minutes, and musicologists are still debating whether it was a solo or duet performance. Both Yokishis were animated and even exchanged gestures across the stage.