Meet the Experts
Hybrid Live Concert Kesselhaus Berlin / Planetarium Bochum
The project Virtual LiVe, launched at 3IT in April of 2021, hosts a series of events to bring together experts as well as interested parties from the industry in order to discuss and exchange ideas about the developments in virtual and hybrid event formats. This time the team has prepared a SPECIAL EDITION!
In the upcoming colloquium the Virtual LiVe-Team hosts the experts from their first successfully validated hybrid live concert:
In December 2021, artist Billy Andrews, lead singer of the band The Dark Tenor, performed the kick-off concert of his Classic Roxx Tour at four venues simultaneously. About 150 guests attended the show in the Kesselhaus of the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin. The singer was accompanied by pianist duo Queenz of Piano, who were integrated into the concert from their studio via an ultra-low latency audio connection through the Digital Stage platform. In this way, Queenz of Piano was projected onto a screen in the Kesselhaus. The video streams were also virtually transmitted with low latency and adaptive quality, including acoustic or visual feedback, to the end devices of more than 600 viewers from 16 countries with a low delay of a few seconds. Furthermore, the event was recorded using the OmniCam360 panoramic camera and streamed to the Planetarium Bochum in real-time. To complete the immersive experience, the concert sound was produced using MPEG-H Audio.
The lab concert was thus able to demonstrate that a technologically innovative production workflow is capable of delivering immersive, real-time content to audiences both on-site and at remote venues.
Meet the experts from the laboratory concert:
Billy Andrews (The Dark Tenor)
Sören Birke (Kesselhaus Berlin)
Sven Giersch (Planetarium Bochum)
Andreas Schaffner (K-tel)
Manuel Schiewe (Fraunhofer FOKUS)
Ulli Scuda (Fraunhofer IIS)
Robert Seeliger (Fraunhofer FOKUS)
Christian Weissig (Fraunhofer HHI)