The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande has announced that it will be giving the first hologram symphony concert ever recorded, as part of the 12th edition of the artgenève fair, which will take place from 25 to 28 January 2024. In this recorded concert, 73 musicians will take virtual shape to while performing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

In collaboration with the company Cybel’Art, the Orchestra was filmed and captured from every angle while playing the Mussorgsky composition in the biggest Theatre of Switzerland, the Théâtre de Beaulieu. Gestures, facial expressions, bow movements, silences – everything was captured using motion capture, a technology that can easily record the positions of the musicians and transposes them virtually. It is the first time that this extremely precise and meticulous technology and set design are used to film for a symphony orchestra.

The matrix recorded in September 2023 will be used to develop an innovative online teaching module (accessible from the OSR website), enabling the public to interact with the Orchestra and discover the world of the OSR in a way that no other orchestra offers to date. The Orchestra is currently studying the possibilities to develop an application using a virtual reality headset, to enable a very wide audience – including « hindered » audiences – to experience the OSR in a different and immersive way.

Several performances of this first hologram symphony concert will be given as part of the artgenève fair taking place in Geneva from 25 to 28 January 2024.

Invented by Cybel’Art in 2019, the Icologram® technology is a revolutionary protocol in digital art and holography. The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande’s icologram was created to embody the potential of extended reality (XR) and holography in symphonic music. This innovation now paves the way for immersive, cutting-edge symphonic experiences, marking not only a milestone in ArtTech but also redefining the way we experience music.

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