Several apps have emerged in recent months that have made virtual reality (VR) into a far more social and connected experience. TheWaveVR is one of the social VR apps which has emerged, allowing for shared musical experiences within VR. TheWaveVR has now teamed with electronic music group The Glitch Mob.
TheWaveVR and The Glitch Mob have announced an upcoming show which will feature music from The Glitch Mob’s third studio album, See Without Eyes.
The See Without Eyes VR experience has been created with the idea of taking users on an odyssey of dreamscapes which has been choreographed to a 20-minute customised mix of the album. Users will fly through various environments which can be interacted with, allowing users to become part of the visuals.
Users will be able to use an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive to access TheWaveVR’s free app which can be found on Steam and the Oculus Store. The experience will also be made available through TheWaveVR Facebook page, where it will be broadcast live.
“TheWaveVR and Strangeloop Studios have masterfully crafted a new dimension to the album, and we’re beyond excited for people to take the ride. ‘See Without Eyes VR’ is an entirely new way to experience the music—as a full-body immersive journey,” said The Glitch Mob.
“This show expands upon what we’ve learned from doing several others, but goes much deeper into environmental storytelling and interactive design,” said Adam Arrigo, TheWaveVR CEO and co-founder. “Part film, part concert and part art installation, the show explores themes fundamental to immersive technology, such as the relationship between isolation and social interaction in the digital world. It’s far and away our most ambitious endeavor to date.”