Having sold over 18 million copies of his first solo album ‘Oxygene’ worldwide, Jarre continues to make headlines as he embarked on his Electronica World Tour beginning of this year before the release of ‘Equinoxe Infinity’.
Partnering with leading social VR platform and LA-based TheWaveVR, the showcase of Jarre’s new album will enable fans to host virtual reality concerts featuring famed comic book illustrator and digital artist Sutu.
“Virtual reality is part of the next frontier of music…the ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ album considers where we are going as a society, including the ways artificial intelligence and machine learning may impact us,” said Jean-Michel Jarre.
“When I experienced TheWaveVR, I loved that spatial art – one of the specialities of my live shows – isn’t limited to scale or real-life constraints. Creators can host the concert of their imagination. This is where Equinoxe Infinity belongs.”
The partnership will give TheWaveVR’s global community access to his new album ‘Equinoxe Infinity’. Users will be able to remix tracks using the in-app virtual decks, host listening parties for other users to attend, as well as incorporate Sutu’s iconic ‘Watchers’ image into their live shows – creating reality bending and audio reactive environments.
“Visit TheWaveVR offices and you’ll see the book ‘Push Turn Move: Interface Design in Electronic Music’ proudly on display. Jean-Michel wrote the foreword to that book, and we feel like we’re kindred spirits with his music interests and passions…It’s a huge honour to bring his music to TheWaveVR community,” said Adam Arrigo CEO at TheWaveVR.
The ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ VR shows will be available to any HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset owner through TheWaveVR’s free app, on Steam and Oculus Home. Featured concerts may also be broadcast on Jean Michel Jarre’s social channels.