La Ville de Paris presents under the Patronage of UNESCO

Notre-Dame

Virtual Concert

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE BRINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH 75 MILLION VIEWERS AND COUNTING

‘WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE’ WAS A CONCERT SPECTACULAR FROM VIRTUAL NOTRE-DAME

THE FULL CONCERT IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD AND STREAM NOW AS VIEWING FIGURES CONTINUE TO GROW

Stardust

Jean-Michel Jarre took us into the New Year with a live-stream trailblazing concert-spectacular set in the virtual environment of the planetary landmark Notre-Dame de Paris. The live show combined life-like concert visuals in VR with a real live studio performance. The groundbreaking production left many viewers wondering which parts were real, and which were virtual.

So far, the concert has been seen by 75 Million viewers and virtual partygoers from around the world, taking in viewing figures from multiple platforms including VR platforms VRChat and Oculus Venues, national and international TV and radio, social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Weibo, Bilibili and Douyin. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) made the event available to their national TV and radio partners around the world free of charge.

‘Welcome To The Other Side’ took place on New Year’s Eve, produced in partnership with VRrOOm, the City of Paris and under the patronage of UNESCO – becoming the official midnight image and countdown from Paris. The impressive viewing figures continue to grow as the whole event is available to replay online.

Jean-Michel Jarre performed live from Studio Gabriel near the cathedral in Paris, while his avatar played inside a virtual Notre-Dame. The 50-minute concert, featuring tracks from Jarre’s most recent album Electronica, as well as new reworked versions of his classics, Oxygène and Equinoxe – gave the world a virtual inside look at the legendary landmark in a futuristic and festive way.

The audio of the concert is available now on all music streaming platforms under the title WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE – LIVE. Tune in here: https://JMJ.lnk.to/WTTOSAW

Created, designed and produced in record-breaking 3-months, the 50 minute mixed-media project gathered a team of one hundred artists and technicians to recreate Notre-Dame de Paris and achieve a masterpiece blending an array of formats and skills.

For ‘Welcome to the Other Side’ Jarre’s visionary creativity partnered with VRrOOm’s VR designers and developers to create a concert-spectacular that is nothing short of his benchmark outdoor performances and above all a milestone today in setting new standards for music entertainment tomorrow.

Created by Jean-Michel Jarre

Designed by VRrOOm

Produced by the City of Paris

Under the patronage of UNESCO

In partnership with BNP, Radio France & BFM TV / BFM Paris

Executive Production: R2B & Aero Productions

The audio of the concert is available now on all music streaming platforms

Tracklist

The Opening
Oxygene 2 – JMJ Rework of Kosinski Remix
The Architect
Oxygene 19
Oxygene 8
Zero Gravity
Exit
Equinoxe 4
Stardust
Herbalizer
Oxygene 4 – JMJ Rework of Astral Projection Remix
The Time Machine