My interactive sound installation “Study for Saxophonist Avatar and two Loudspeakers in a VR environment” will be presented at the Ars Electronica Festival 2020 as part of the Kunstuniversität Linz SOUND CAMPUS - Metaverse from 9-13 September 2020.

The Metaverse is a social and public virtual environment for sound art exhibition and concerts. It is a multiplayer game on a cruise where you can experience live concerts (10-12 September) and interact with more than 30 sound artworks. Download the app and enter the Metaverse. Also available for Oculus VR!

Screenshot of Part 3.

This work is an artistic research project in progress, that explores Virtual Reality (VR) as a performance space for experimental music. This experiment puts the listener into a scene with stroboscopic lights and dissolving walls of a large and almost empty hangar. A group of listeners can explore the scene that comprises both light effects and sound. The scenery contains a saxophonist avatar, two loudspeakers and a sofa, placed with enough distance for the listeners to move around between the sound radiating objects.

Credits: Sounds with Tenor Saxophone and SuperCollider by Alex Hofmann Scene Design by Alex Hofmann, Scanned Avatar by Jun Seok Kang from Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)