Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live virtual reality performance by French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre.
The event, which starts about 25:40 into the video, embedded above, was broadcast in VR, along with live streaming on Youtube and other social media channels. Jarre’s VR avatar does a DJ-style performance in a virtual venue that looks like Half-Live: Inside The Minds Eye.
The performance focuses on his more recent music. If you’re interested in seeing Jarre do a live synth performance of some of his classic tracks, check out Oxygene (Live In Your Living Room). It captures a live performance with vintage synths of his breakthrough album.
At the end, at about 1:14:30 into the video, Jarre explains a little about his setup. While the VR version of his rig is made up of translucent panels, his real-world rig includes some Roland synths, Akai APC 40, Roland Handsonic HPD electronic percussion, Moog Memorymoog, several iPads and a glass panel controller that sounds like it may be a Smithson Martin Emulator.