WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE
About this project
VR live concert _Vrchat, Youtube, BFM TV, France Inter, Facebook, TikTok, Weibo.
“ Jean-Michel Jarre brings in the new year with 75 million viewers (…)”.
Welcome To The Other Side took place on New Year’s Eve, produced in partnership with VRrOOm, the City of Paris and under the patronage of UNESCO – becoming the official midnight image and countdown from Paris. The impressive viewing figures continue to grow as the whole event is available to replay online.
Jean-Michel Jarre took us into the New Year with a live-stream trailblazing concert-spectacular set in the virtual environment of the planetary landmark Notre-Dame de Paris. The live show combined life-like concert visuals in VR with a real live studio performance.
The groundbreaking production left many viewers wondering which parts were real, and which were virtual.
So far, the concert has been seen by 75 Million viewers and virtual partygoers from around the world, taking in viewing figures from multiple platforms including VR platforms VRChat and Oculus Venues, national and international TV and radio, social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Weibo, Bilibili and Douyin. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) made the event available to their national TV and radio partners around the world free of charge.
Jean-Michel Jarre performed live from Studio Gabriel near the cathedral in Paris, while his avatar played inside a virtual Notre-Dame.
The 50-minute concert, featuring tracks from Jarre’s most recent album Electronica, as well as new reworked versions of his classics, Oxygène and Equinoxe – gave the world a virtual inside look at the legendary landmark in a futuristic and festive way.
Created, designed and produced in record-breaking 3-months, the 50 minute mixed-media project gathered a team of one hundred artists and technicians to recreate Notre-Dame de Paris and achieve a masterpiece blending an array of formats and skills.
For ‘Welcome to the Other Side’ Jarre’s visionary creativity partnered with VRrOOm’s VR designers and developers to create a concert-spectacular that is nothing short of his benchmark outdoor performances and above all a milestone today in setting new standards for music entertainment tomorrow.
I conceptualized the virtual concert at Notre Dame and designed Jean-Michel Jarre’s avatar.
NEW YORK TIMES
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