PLAYING IN AN ORCHESTRA IS AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE.
WITH VR AND IMMERSIVE SOUND, WE CAN SHARE THAT EXPERIENCE WITH YOU.
Now we have the possibility to bring the immersive experience of the orchestra in an entirely new way, enabling you to experience music from within the orchestra, and to feel how it is made and heard by musicians.
For doing so, the MCO collaborates with its Artistic Partner for Immersive Experiences Henrik Oppermann. The first meeting between Henrik Oppermann and the MCO took place back in 2019, when they worked together on Symphony, a virtual reality project featuring Gustavo Dudamel. Since June 2020, the collaboration has continued in the form of three cutting-edge digital projects in a curated sequence: Future Presence I, II, and III. Future Presence addresses themes of voice, structure, space, collaboration, listening, and fantasy — central themes of music itself.
As users with the help of VR headsets explore their virtual environment the sound of the multi-dimensional recording responds in real time. This transforms the listener’s encounter, undermining prevailing notions of acoustical “sweet spots“ and enabling a new and fluid aural experience that mirrors the dynamic interactions inherent in music and between the musicians. In short, where previously an engineer would take the sole authority to determine how the music should be experienced, now the listener has complete freedom to explore for themselves.
These recordings initiate a new phase of classical music recording, one that restores the natural acoustic responsiveness of a live performance while opening new possibilities for interaction between listener, performer, instrument, and sound.
With six degrees of freedom for the listener, we can make music that moves you... move with you.