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

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    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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