Embrace: Virtual Reality Piece for an Inclusive Music Practice (first VR piece created at SARC_Immerse)

Franziska Schroeder (Producer), Pedro Rebelo (Composer), Declan Keeney (Photographer), Matilde Meireles (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Abstract

Embrace is a work created as part of my AHRC funded Immersive and Inclusive Music Technology grant (Inclusive Immersive Technologies - IIT).
The piece is for VR headset and is being developed for one of the grant's proposed outputs. The work allows the audience to experience issues around disability. It tells the story about two disabled musicians (one visually impaired and one wheelchair bound) and their ways of being excluded from music environments - in this piece how both experience exclusion as a listening audience before a concert situation.
The work asks the audience to embrace difference; hence the title "Embrace".
EMBRACE is a short immersive experience about inclusion and embracing difference. It was produced at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast as part of the AHRC/EPSRC Next Generation of Immersive Experiences Programme 2018.

Scripted and directed
Franziska Schroeder

Cast and script development
Aidan Shortt and James Cunningham


Sound Design and Immersive Audio
Pedro Rebelo
Matilde Meireles
Michael McKnight

VR filming, editing
Declan Keeney

Camera assistants / supporting actors
Caleb Roberts
Peter Young
Scott Duffield
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
SizeVR piece
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2018

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