-22.7°C : Sound of the Artic by Molécule Music

Guided by the sounds, we explore the powerful nature of the polar regions and face our inner self until we enter a state of harmony.

An iceberg is cracking, the ice flow is breathing and a sled dog is howling…

Electronic music producer Molécule cuts himself off in a village of hunter in Greenland. He records sounds of the Arctic to compose. Inspired by his adventure, -22.7°C VR offers a sensory and introspective trip in the polar regions.

Guided by the sounds, the user is in a deep listening state. Through an initiatory journey, he reconnects with Nature and his inner self. The user navigates between an «outer» dimension, where he discovers a powerful, majestic but dangerous nature; and an « inner » dimension, where he faces his sensations and fears.

Little by little, these two dimensions merge and lead the user to a final state of harmony and communion with the universe.

  • Live action & Real-time 3D
  • Developed for Oculus Rift (6DOF)

Interaction design, software architecture, real-time 3D (modelizing, texturing, lighting), sound design, audio programing and rendering are being made within the Novelab studio.

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A VR experience by Jan Kounen, Molécule & Amaury La Burthe

Interactive & design by Amaury La Burthe

With the support of : CNC, Mairie de Paris, Région Occitanie, Institut Français, Sacem Because Music, Miala, Mille Feuilles

 

Original soundtrack by Molécule

Produced by  Guillaume de la Boulaye (ZORBA Production) in co-production with Novelab, ARTE France and DV Group

Presented at SxSW, IDFA Forum (round table pitch), Cross Video Days, Atelier Grand Nord VR,  and Venice’s Gap-financing Market

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