The dancing violinist broke new floor together with her one-of-a-kind VR efficiency.
Final month acclaimed digital violinist, dancer, and singer-songwriter Lindsey Stirling carried out a one-of-a-kind VR performance for a stay crowd of 400,000 viewers scattered all throughout the globe.
Hosted by on-line music platform Wave, Stirlings 1 ½ hour efficiency featured a shocking mixture of stay music and choreographed dancing because the singer-songwriter carried out quite a lot of tracks from her fifth and newest album, Artemis. Getting into the function of Artemis, goddess of the moon and the primary protagonist of the album, Stirling used an XSens 3D movement seize swimsuit and Manus VR Gloves to seize all of her actions and dance routines and translate them into VR in real-time, delivering a jaw-dropping sense of presence whereas in VR.
“Yeah that’s me, that’s how I transfer!” Stirling mentioned in regards to the efficiency in an official recap video. “That’s me performing and I bought to expertise it with folks around the globe. To really feel their vitality even from a digital display screen was very cool.”
“It was simply actually enjoyable to convey this world to life with concepts and issues that might by no means occur in a sensible actual present.”
Utilizing the facility of the Wave platform, Stirling’s unbelievable efficiency was accompanied by an equally-compelling visible backdrop, one which ebbed and flowed in-tandem with Stirlings music and actions. All through the present the VR world would change drastically, dropping Stirling and her followers in futuristic cyberpunk cities, serene cave techniques, and a slew of different summary places, every of which responding to Stirling’s each motion.
As beforehand said, followers may watch the efficiency in quite a lot of codecs. These watching stay from Fb, Twitch, and YouTube loved a regular 2D expertise that includes a number of completely different digital camera angles, or in VR utilizing a SteamVR or Oculus-compatible headset. Those that have been in headsets appeared as in-game avatars lining the “stage” in entrance of Stirling or as tiny stars floating simply above the motion. Followers may even ask questions throughout the efficiency by typing out messages that will then seem above their avatars.
Whereas the Wave platform has featured performances from main musical acts previously, Stirling’s has been essentially the most bodily by far. Whereas earlier artists remained stationary behind DJ cubicles, Stirling’s present featured stay instrumentals in addition to a heavy quantity of stay dancing. As Wave continues to broaden its platform, it’ll be fascinating to see what different sorts of musical acts finally make their option to VR.
Function Picture Credit score: Wave, Lindsey Stirling