Spatial Encounters – musical-virtual interactions
In the artistic-experimental research project “Spatial Encounters”, we are addressing the question of how virtual reality can create hybrid-real stages in which artists and audiences meet and become both actors and designers of a co-created experience.
In an experimental approach, we are currently developing possible answers together with violinist David Wedel (concertmaster of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra). With virtual reality glasses, we are immersing ourselves in digital worlds: together with the audience, we are improvising a virtual spatial and musical experience. Through their movements and their relationships in the space, 8 visitors create a new visual scenery. As a musician, David Wedel interprets the resulting virtual space sculpture and reacts to the proximity and distance of the actors. But who is actually reacting to whom? Are we creating a new kind of musical encounter together?
The hybrid-real musical encounter “Spatial Encounters” will celebrate its premiere on 27 & 28 August 2021 as part of the Thuringian Chamber Music Festival at Volkenroda Monastery. The VR experience is designed for 8 actors each and lasts approx. 20 minutes, VR glasses will be provided.
The entire programme: https://www.sommerkonzerte-volkenroda.de
News about the project
A VR headset gets to know a lot of faces and noses in the course of its operating life. Therefore, proper handling and care is important – we give you basic tips here:weiterlesen
In our project “Hybrid-real stages” we investigate with the VR experience “Spatial Encounters” to what extent the linking of a real/physical with a digital/immaterial space can be used as a design tool and enable completely new experiential spaces.weiterlesen
The VR Experience “Spatial Encounters” celebrated its premiere in the Thuringian monastery Volkenroda on August 27 and 28, 2021 and set experimental and virtual accents in the context of the Summer Concert Festival!weiterlesen
Save the date: We will celebrate the premiere of the VR installation “Spatial Encounters” on August 27, 2021 at the summer concerts in Volkenroda! In this digital experiment, musicians and audience alike become actors, creating a shared encounter space in virtual reality (VR).weiterlesen
The aim of this joint project with nine European university partners is to promote awareness and understanding of a European history of theatre technology. The project contributes to the current discourse on the preservation of the cultural heritage of transnational and international theatre technology and engineering.weiterlesen