Jean-Michel Jarre presents ‘Welcome To The Other Side’ – a New Year’s Eve concert-spectacular in virtual Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris
New Year’s Eve – DECEMBER 31, 2020 – 23h25 CET/Paris-time
‘Welcome to the Other Side’ is a one-off exclusive, worldwide and open-to-all, free virtual concert experience whose ambition, beyond celebrating the New Year in a futuristic and festive way, is to send a message of hope for 2021 and for the end of the dark times we are all going through this year: a digital and virtual invitation from Paris, the City of Light, vibrant metropole of the Arts & of Culture and home to the most famous cathedral in the world. Notre-Dame has a unique place in the collective imagination, it is a symbol of the strength and of World Heritage that binds us together.
In partnership with the City of Paris, and under the patronage of UNESCO, Electronic Music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre is teaming up with VRrOOm(where we collaborate) to take us into the New Year with a Live-stream trailblazing concert-spectacular set in the virtual environment of the planetary landmark, Notre-Dame de Paris. The unique visual world created by Jarre in VR will also be the official midnight news image coming from the City of Paris.
Jarre’s virtual concert-spectacular invites us all to ring-in the New Year together and social virtual reality gives the possibility to party together, wherever we are, including all who are socially or geographically isolated.
The live experience on December 31, will be produced as a cutting-edge simultaneously-mixed-media creation: welcome to other side of reality, welcome into the New Year, welcome to your own personal celebration, welcome to a global party, all via your own chosen dimension.
Jean-Michel Jarre will perform live from a studio near the Cathedral in Paris, whilst his avatar plays inside a virtual Notre-Dame. The 45-minute concert that Jarre will perform will be comprised of tracks from his recent Grammy-nominated opus Electronica, as well as new reworked versions of his classics, Oxygène and Equinoxe.
Join and share the party December 31, 2020, 23h25 CET & Paris-time! The event is available on social VR platform VRChat.