Jean-Michel Jarre Performed His First Live VR Gig

Jean-Michel Jarre Performed His First Live VR Gig

Post date:

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 08:41

Author:

Naomi Bolton

Musicians, especially those who make a living from playing live performances, have been hit hard by the COVID-19 health crisis. This has meant that many of them had to get creative with the ways in which they interact with fans or promote their music. Legendary French composer, performer, and record producer, Jean-Michel Jarre, certainly doesn't have this issue, but this didn't prevent him from taking part in his first-ever live virtual reality gig.

The performance, dubbed "Alone Together", was simultaneously broadcast in real-time across digital platforms in 3D and 2D. This was groundbreaking because previously all virtual musical performances were pre-produced. People could log in using computers, tablets, and smartphones to watch the performance

For anyone who missed the experience, check out the video below which features a 2D recording of the performance. If you did attend, let us know in the comments what the experience was like and if you think that VR performances are a viable substitute for traditional ones.