SYMPHONY OF NOISE – VR

VR Experience | Germany, UK 2019 | approx. 15 Minutes | Author & Creative Director Michaela Pňačeková

In SYMPHONY OF NOISE, you will undergo a sound transformation you have never experienced before. You will become a superhero, the conductor of the world. You will change the world through sound and conduct the world into your own symphony. Listen intently as ordinary sounds become music in your ears!

  • SYNOPSIS

    Find the soundscapes of your life – step by step – from the first heartbeat to the chaotic sound of everything around you and gain the power to create the soundtrack of the world.

    Immerse yourself in the world of sonic landscapes of Matthew Herbert in high-end sound design, where you can hear, see and feel sound in a way not possible before immersive technology – compose your own score.
    Going through the VR experience, interacting with the sounds around one-self and within one-self, creating a score at the end of the experience, we learn to listen to the world differently. All sound is music. Every sound has a meaning and tells its own story.

    From the time we are unborn, then we are explorers of the world around us and we express ourselves without language – we listen, then we are being socialized, until we become one with the world. This is a story through sound.

    Through the VR experience we will feel the whole existence: us, the world, the universe. In this experience, you go on a hero’s journey because you are the hero.

    This is a journey seeking to bridge and explore the relation of the inside self to the outside through the medium of sound. It is a sonic virtual-reality experience that transforms how you perceive your daily reality.

  • WRITER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

    Michaela Pnacekova is a Slovak interactive creator, producer and a PhD candidate at York University, Toronto. Her focus lies in the ways new media impact the real through interaction with algorithmic processes and artificial intelligence. She co-produced the VR AI installation Chomsky vs. Chomsky: First Encounter, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2020. She is the author and producer of the interactive predictive policing app PRE-CRIME CALCULATOR. Since 2014, she has produced three feature length documentaries (BORDER CUT, WATERPROOF, SCARS) and two short fiction films, which have been shown internationally. She has received Special Mention at the Bosch Stiftung East European Co-Production Prize 2014, EWA Development Award 2017 and Golden Frog for Best Feminist Play in 2009.

  • CREDITS

    Writer & Creative Director
    Michaela Pňačeková

    Writer & Co-Creative Director
    Jamie Balliu

    Visual & Technical Lead Unity
    Paul Kirsten

    Composer & Interactive Music Developer
    Phivos-Angelos Kollias

    Producer
    Stefan Kloos
    Michaela Pňačeková

    Co-Producer
    Jamie Balliu

    Production
    Kloos & Co. Medien / Kloos & Co. Ost

    Co-Production
    UPCreatives
    Reeperbahnfestival
    VRHam!

  • SUPPORTED BY

    Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union
    Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
    Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
    Creative XR
    Catapult Digital
    Arts Council England
    Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

  • AWARDS

    FIVARS – Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories 2020
    FIVARS – Award for Excellence in Sound Design

  • FESTIVALS

    World Premiere / Nationale Premiere
    Reeperbahn Music Festival 2019, Hamburg, Germany

    International Premiere
    IDFA Doc Lab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Further Festivals
    VR Ham! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival 2019 (Prototyp)
    Zlin Film Festival 2020, Czech Republic
    L.E.V. Matadero 2020, Spain
    FIVARS – Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories 2020, Canada

    Project in development presented at
    Sheffield Alternate Realities Market 2018, UK
    Venice Production Bridge 2018, Italy

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