VERSAILLES 400: AN INNOVATIVE MIXED-REALITY CONCERT BY JEAN-MICHEL JARRE

CHRISTMAS DAY - DECEMBER 25, 2023 IN THE HALL OF MIRRORS AT THE CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES

PRESENTED BY UNESCO AND THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE

A HYBRID PERFORMANCE GIVEN SIMULTANEOUSLY LIVE FROM THE CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES AND IN VIRTUAL REALITY

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Versailles 400 is a uniquely hybrid artistic creation created specifically by Jean-Michel Jarre to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Château de Versailles. Tickets available here: http://www.chateauversailles-spectacles.fr.

On December 25, 2023, this concert will be an opportunity for Jean-Michel Jarre, who is widely hailed as the Godfather of Electronic Music, and for his innovative approach to his spectacular live events, to celebrate contemporary French innovation as well as link the past to the future. The event takes place in a location that was at the origin of an incredible artistic revolution and to pay tribute to the great royal festivities that have marked the history and made the world-famous Château de Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Central to the work will be the excellence of French know-how in the digital arts and industries of the 21st century in the very heart of an emblematic place symbolising artistic and technological excellence in the 17th century: the Hall of Mirrors at the Château de Versailles.

Wearing the LYNX mixed reality headset, the French musician will perform this concert simultaneously in front of a real audience in the Hall of Mirrors, and in the metaverse in the center of a futuristic Hall of Mirrors with a virtual audience connected in VR or on tablets and smartphones.

The show will be filmed at the Château de Versailles, and broadcast on French (Groupe M6-W9) and international TV channels via Eurovision Services / UER, on radio (RTL), online via digital platforms (Jarre’s YouTube channel), and in virtual reality on the French VRROOM platform on December 25, Christmas Day.

"Versailles 400 is a hybrid concert and visual creation broadcast live from one of the world's most beautiful locations, as well as in virtual reality in the metaverse,” says Jarre. “I hope the event will help promote our creative savoir-faire and bring the world of French immersive creation to the forefront of collective culture."

The Palace of Versailles, whose origins date back to the seventeenth century, was successively a hunting lodge, a seat of power and, from the nineteenth century, a museum. With the gardens and the Palaces of Trianon, the park of the Château de Versailles spreads over 800 hectares.

Partners:

Château de Versailles, Château de Versailles Spectacles, France 2030, CNC, production company ARTEFACT, Groupe M6/W9 & RTL, LYNX Mixed Reality headset, VRROOM metavers platform, XDMotion camera company, Snapdragon, Embodme, Coda Audio.

ABOUT JEAN-MICHEL JARRE

Jean-Michel Jarre has always been a futurist in his field. Throughout his illustrious career, the composer, performer, producer and cultural ambassador has continued to break new ground with his music and his mastery of creative innovation. From his early pioneering role in electronic music, his use of multi-channel audio technology and production, to his recent explorations into the realms of VR performance and the metaverse, technology is at the forefront of everything he does. He is quoted as claiming that “today is the most exciting time to create, to make music, and to share across so many mediums”.

Jarre is UNESCO ambassador for education, science and culture, an unconditional defender of the planet and the environment and Laureate of the Stephen Hawking Medal for scientific communication.

Jarre’s current catalog, which now includes 22 studio albums, has generated sales of more than 85 million worldwide to date, and earned him countless awards and nominations. Throughout his career, Jarre has taken as canvas, some of the most iconic landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites around the globe for his creative, cultural and environmental message. He has also set new Guinness World Records for live audience attendance at concerts in several emblematic locations. He was the first western musician to be invited to perform in China and has also created and performed concert-events at the Great Pyramids in Egypt, the Sahara Desert, the Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square, the Eiffel Tower, the Dead Sea, Al Ula and more. He has consistently sold-out arena and stadium tours across the continents, as well as performing at major festivals including Coachella. In 2021, he rang in the new year with Welcome To The Other Side, a groundbreaking livestream broadcast worldwide from a virtual Notre Dame in Paris. U.S. touring & live entertainment trade publication US Pollstar states that the livestream attracted record-breaking audiences of over 75 million viewers worldwide across various platforms, television and VR. His brand new OXYMORE immersive project is out now worldwide: https://jmj.bio.to/OXYMOREWORKS.

Follow Jean-Michel Jarre:

Web: https://jeanmicheljarre.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeanmicheljarre
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeanmicheljarre
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeanmicheljarre
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jeanmicheljarre

December 5, 2023 12:20pm ET by Falcon Publicity  

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