Musicians are taking advantage of virtual reality to reach concertgoers as many in-person venues remain closed.
A new YouTube channel lets you become a virtual “presence” in the space where the pianist is performing. It claims to be the first virtual reality classical channel on the video service. But it’s only one of a growing number of ways to experience concerts through various types of headsets.
“Fully virtual concert experiences allow remote audiences access to physical locations around the globe that otherwise would be out of reach,” Rob Hamilton, a professor of music and media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, told Lifewire in an email interview.“