Enter into the orchestra and the performance!
Bergen International Festival invites you to two virtual art experiences in the lobby in Grieghallen – and it is free!
The British Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, reaches out to a new audience beyond the traditional concert hall. In Grieghallen you may experience the orchestra's first Virtual Reality film, The Virtual Orchestra. Through headphones and VR goggles you are transported to London's Southbank Centre and backstage with the musicians, before you are placed centre stage as the orchestra performs the last movement of Sibelius' Fifth Symphony. The film has moved even the most fastidious connoisseurs of classical music. 'Violinists' bows are so close you flinch', wrote the Evening Standard.
My Name is Peter Stillman is a four minute long Virtual Reality experience inspired by American author Paul Auster's City of Glass. This short theatrical piece combines hand-drawn animation with cutting edge VR technology, placing the audience within the mysterious story of Peter Stillman. The experience is created by 59 Productions, the company behind the video design and production of the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Something to look forward to, according to the Twitter universe: 'First VR experience. Blew my mind.'