Design of an Interactive Virtual Reality System for Ensemble Singing

Gavin Cyril Kearney, Helena Daffern, Lewis Thresh, Haroom Omodudu, Calum Armstrong, Judith Sara Brereton

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This paper outlines a prototype of an immersive virtual reality reconstruction of a choral singing scenario, where a player can sing along with the rest of a virtual quartet using an immersive audio-visual system. The virtual simulation is intended to be a conduit for data collection for auditory perception in virtual reality (VR) reproduction as well as performance measures and effects on singing health and well-being. Live performance capture of a quartet is conducted at St. Olave’s Church in York. Acoustic measurements and 360à video are used to create an interactive virtual environment of the real performance space. This paper outlines the technical recording and production workflow of the prototype VR system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Interactive Audio Systems Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2016
EventInteractive Audio Systems Symposium - York, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Sept 2016 → …


ConferenceInteractive Audio Systems Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period23/09/16 → …

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