Jean-Michel Jarre and the supporting SoWhen? team, performed a live concert from the Gabriel Studio in Paris on December 31, 2020, using new technologies to create a spectacular musical and technical performance. The performance took place in a virtual world of Notre-Dame de Paris specially created for the occasion, in front of a worldwide audience of 75 million people.
The concert was broadcast live via VRchat in a VRrOOm metaverse and live on his Youtube channel, his Facebook page, on the City of Paris website (co-producer), on France Inter radio station and BFM TV.
As the event took place in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, viewers were able to gather from all over the world and spend a festive moment together in real time, and celebrate the new year with music and good vibes.
Audience participation to enliven the experience was made possible in two ways: you could view the performance via VRChat with a VR headset (optional) for an immersive virtual world experience, or watch the live broadcast on other media platforms such as Youtube or Facebook.
As was the case for Jean-Michel Jarre’s first virtual concert on World Music Day six months before, a few lucky VIPs had access to the front of the stage in the form of a private area equipped with connected headsets to interact and be represented by their avatars in front of Jean-Michel Jarre’s avatar. This room also served as a broadcasting room to all other media platforms.