Raba Virtual Reality Concert Premier by Ensemble U - Friday, December 29 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM
The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea.
Scott L. Miller, with support from a St. Cloud State University 2017 Research Faculty Improvement Grant, has created Raba, a virtual reality concert piece. This work was created in collaboration with Mark Gill of the SCSU Visualization Lab, Rein Zobel of Maru VR, and Ensemble U:, Estonia’s premier new music ensemble, based in Tallinn.
Raba (which means “bog” in Estonian - example/detail of this natural wonder pictured at left) has been conceived as an immersive audio-visual concert piece inspired by the Marimetsa Raba, located about an hour drive from Tallinn. Raba as a work for ensemble and virtual reality projection is experienced by the audience seated in swiveling office chairs and wearing VR headsets. Audience members can visually explore a 360 video while Ensemble U: performs the music, composed by Scott L Miller in sync with the film.