Jean-Michel Jarre presents “Welcome to the Different Aspect” – a NYE live performance spectacle in Digital Notre-Dame

In collaboration with the City of Paris and under the auspices of UNESCO, electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre is working with French VR startup VRrOOm to bring us a groundbreaking live stream concert in the New Year’s virtual environment to lead into the new year planetary landmark Notre-Dame de Paris. The unique visual world that Jarre created in VR will also be the official picture of the midnight news from the city of Paris.

“Welcome to the Other Side” – scheduled for Thursday, December 31st – is a unique, exclusive, worldwide and open, free concert experience, the aim of which is to celebrate the New Year in a more futuristic and festive way. Send a message of hope for 2021: a digital and virtual invitation from Paris, the city of light, the pulsating metropolis of arts and culture and the home of the most famous cathedral in the world. Notre-Dame has a unique place in the collective imagination, it is a symbol of the strength and world heritage that hold us together.

Jarre’s virtual concert spectacle invites us all to usher in the New Year together, and social virtual reality provides the opportunity to celebrate anywhere we are, including anyone who is socially or geographically isolated.

The live stream experience on December 31st will be produced as a state-of-the-art creation for simultaneously mixed media. Welcome to the other side of reality, welcome to the new year, welcome to your personal celebration, welcome to a global party, all about your own dimension:

  • With complete immersion in the social VR platform VRchat, which is accessible either simply via the PC or in virtual reality for the audience equipped with VR headsets
  • Live streaming on Jarres and other social media platforms via any PC or Mac, smartphone or tablet
  • Live audio broadcast on the French public Radio France Inter from Radio France
  • Live TV broadcast by French news broadcaster BFM Paris

Jean-Michel Jarre will perform live in a studio near the cathedral in Paris while his avatar plays in a virtual Notre-Dame. The 45-minute concert that Jarre will play consists of tracks from his recently GRAMMY nominated Opus Electronica, as well as new reworked versions of his classics Oxygène and Equinoxe.

The sound of the concert will be broadcast on January 1, 2021 at 12:15 a.m. CET // December 31, 2020 in North America at 6:15 p.m. EST / 3:15 p.m. PST on all music streaming platforms under the title WELCOME TO THE OTHERS publishes PAGE – LIVE.

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