“ TECHNOLOGY MANAGES TO SITUATE THE SPECTATOR IN THE MIDST OF THE ORCHESTRA AND AT THE HEART OF THE MUSIC .”
— ELISA DURÁN , DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER OF LA CAIXA FOUNDATION
years , the format was adopted by symphony orchestras from Toronto to Adelaide , Australia , but now , beyond merely presenting concert footage or trying to compete with the in-person view , concert halls are exploring ways to provide a different experience altogether .
Today , leaps in technology make it possible for productions like Symphony and Current , Rising to take viewers out of the concert hall on more elaborate journeys around the symphonic universe . The HP Reverb G2 VR headset , for example , “ has the ability to process an absolutely fantastic amount of data , delivering even the most elaborate animations with seamless continuity ,” says Montse Serra , HP ’ s General Director of Solutions and Services for southern Europe . The headset also offers 4K resolution and a 114-degree field of view , with heightened active-listening capabilities . As you focus your gaze on an individual musician , you can hear their specific instrument more clearly .
“ You are the protagonist ,” Serra says , in contrast to the passive experience of watching a video . “ More and more , this is how new generations like to consume media .”