Enter Björks Imagination at LA Debut of Singers VR Exhibition

first_imgStay on target British Airways Tests VR Entertainment on Select First-Class FlightsGeek Pick: HP Reverb Is Clear-Eyed Virtual Reality Here’s a sentence you probably never expected to read: Björk’s virtual reality exhibit is coming to LA this spring.The Los Angeles Philharmonic will play host to the West Coast premiere of Björk Digital, “an exhibition of groundbreaking VR video works featuring music from Björk’s latest album,” according to the orchestra’s website.A special addition to the LA Phil Reykjavik Festival (highlighting musical creativity from Iceland’s capital), this two-week experience may well be worth the $35 entry cost.Inside LA’s Magic Box at The Reef, visitors will first step into six virtual reality performances (one of which transports the viewer inside Björk’s mouth), then get a hands-on education in musicology, science, and technology via custom-made musical instruments. The tour ends in the Cinema room with a curated program of the Icelandic singer’s “extensive and groundbreaking” music videos, remastered for this exhibit.Los Angeles PhilharmonicTickets are on sale now for the exhibition, which runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., May 19–June 4. Patrons must be 13 years or older, and a signed waiver will be required before entering. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled entry time, and expect to be wandering the halls for about 90 minutes.“A pioneer in music, art, and technology, Björk has worked with a collection of world-renowned directors, programmers, and visual artists to create a series of innovative virtual reality works displayed throughout a series of rooms,” the LA Phil said in a press release. “Björk Digital will invite guests to experience these immersive works through the latest in virtual reality.”Björk’s experimental VR project launched in Sydney, Australia, last summer, before traveling to Tokyo, London, Paris, and Houston, Texas.The eclectic and eccentric chanteuse will also make her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, performing with the LA Philharmonic orchestra in a sold-out concert conducted by Bjarni Frimann Bjarnason on May 30.last_img

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