Philharmonia VR | The Virtual Orchestra
Take the best seat in the house: on stage in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen.
The Philharmonia Orchestra, in partnership with Southbank Centre and technology company Inition, has created a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experience, which is now available for PlayStation VR as two apps on the PlayStation Store: Preview (£0.99) and Premium (£2.99).
The premium version is a 14-minute experience, and features a backstage documentary film followed by a full performance – conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen – of the third movement of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, on-stage at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.
As you turn your head, the 3D audio and video allows you to hear the nuances of each section, including details such as the sound of the score pages turning. It is a truly 360-degree experience.