JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’S WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE


VR live concert _Vrchat, Youtube, BFM TV, France Inter, Facebook, TikTok, Weibo.
Creative director 3D / Art director Poster & Avatar: Vincent Masson
Creative director Façade, Lights & 2D content: Jvan Morandini
Head developpers: Antony Vitillo
Developpers:  Lapo Germasi, Viktor Pukhov
Realisation VR: Georgie  Molodtsov , Maud Clavier
Design and mocap avatar: Sowhen?
Production: VRrOOm
2021

Jean-Michel Jarre brings in the new year with 75 million viewers (...)”.

Welcome To The Other Side took place on New Year’s Eve, produced in partnership with VRrOOm, the City of Paris and under the patronage of UNESCO – becoming the official midnight image and countdown from Paris. The impressive viewing figures continue to grow as the whole event is available to replay online.
Jean-Michel Jarre took 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 live show combined life-like concert visuals in VR with a real live studio performance.
The groundbreaking production left many viewers wondering which parts were real, and which were virtual.
So far, the concert has been seen by 75 Million viewers and virtual partygoers from around the world, taking in viewing figures from multiple platforms including VR platforms VRChat and Oculus Venues, national and international TV and radio, social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Weibo, Bilibili and Douyin. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) made the event available to their national TV and radio partners around the world free of charge.
Jean-Michel Jarre performed live from Studio Gabriel near the cathedral in Paris, while his avatar played inside a virtual Notre-Dame.
The 50-minute concert, featuring tracks from Jarre’s most recent album Electronica, as well as new reworked versions of his classics, Oxygène and Equinoxe – gave the world a virtual inside look at the legendary landmark in a futuristic and festive way.
Created, designed and produced in record-breaking 3-months, the 50 minute mixed-media project gathered a team of one hundred artists and technicians to recreate Notre-Dame de Paris and achieve a masterpiece blending an array of formats and skills.

For ‘Welcome to the Other Side’ Jarre’s visionary creativity partnered with VRrOOm’s VR designers and developers to create a concert-spectacular that is nothing short of his benchmark outdoor performances and above all a milestone today in setting new standards for music entertainment tomorrow.


PRESS: (World)

THE TIMES
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jean-michel-jarre-the-electro-whizz-of-notre-dame-qnhqszzp5

LA WEEKLY
https://www.laweekly.com/music-pick-livestreaming-jean-michel-jarre/

RESIDENT ADVISOR
https://ra.co/events/1433258

TIME OUT
https://www.timeout.com/things-to-do/best-online-nye-new-year-events-virtual-streaming

NEW YORK TIMES
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/31/world/here-are-some-ways-you-can-see-off-the-year-virtually.html


PRESS: (France)

TRAXMAG
https://www.traxmag.com/concert-jean-michel-jarre-notre-dame-75-millions-personnes/

HUFFPOST
https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/entry/un-double-de-jean-michel-jarre-le-31-decembre-a-notre-dame_fr_5fcf7a12c5b626e08a2cf5b5?utm_hp_ref=fr-jean-michel-jarre

CONNAISSANCE DES ARTS
https://www.connaissancedesarts.com/monuments-patrimoine/notre-dame-paris/notre-dame-de-paris-fetez-le-nouvel-an-dans-la-cathedrale-avec-un-concert-virtuel-de-jean-michel-jarre-11150612/

FRANCE INTER
https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/l-invite-de-7h50/l-invite-de-7h50-28-decembre-2020

LE PARISIEN
https://www.leparisien.fr/culture-loisirs/jean-michel-jarre-faire-revivre-notre-dame-pour-la-saint-sylvestre-est-un-defi-extraordinaire-30-12-2020-8416667.php

LE FIGARO
https://www.lefigaro.fr/musique/jean-michel-jarre-envoie-son-avatar-dans-notre-dame-reconstituee-20201227

FRANCE INFO
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/culture/musique/electro/pour-le-nouvel-an-jean-michel-jarre-donnera-un-concert-en-realite-virtuelle-dans-notre-dame-numerisee_4211793.html

FRANCE BLEU
https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/culture-loisirs/nouvel-a-paris-concert-de-jean-michel-jarre-en-realite-virtuelle-dans-notre-dame-numerisee-1607441531

FRANCE 24
https://www.france24.com/fr/culture/20210101-jean-michel-jarre-fait-danser-notre-dame-en-r%C3%A9alit%C3%A9-virtuelle

BFM TV
https://www.bfmtv.com/societe/nouvel-an-le-concert-de-jean-michel-jarre-dans-une-cathedrale-notre-dame-virtuelle-a-suivre-sur-bfmtv_VN-202012310148.html

L’OBS
https://www.nouvelobs.com/topnews/20201228.AFP3897/guetta-jarre-patti-smith-reveillon-au-son-du-livestream.html