WOMAD at Home presents two new online performances mixed in 360° immersive audio

Featuring Erland Cooper & Jasdeep Singh Degun

Following a successful eight-part series of immersive audio performances broadcast online in Autumn 2020, WOMAD have announced two new ‘WOMAD at Home’ sessions streaming this month.

The first of these sessions, featuring Scottish multi-instrumentalist and contemporary composer Erland Cooper, will be broadcast on Thursday 11th March via WOMAD’s official website. In this aural journey from London northwards to his native Orkney islands, listeners will be encouraged to put their headphones on and enjoy a special 360° immersive mix comprising exquisite musical compositions and lyrical passages, archive recordings, and sounds from the natural world.

Erland Cooper’s audio-only session will be followed on 25th March by an Indian classical performance by virtuoso sitar player Jasdeep Singh Degun, accompanied on tabla by Harkiret Bahra. The performance will be beautifully filmed at Real World Studios and streamed on WOMAD’s Facebook and YouTube channels. This pristine immersive audio session will reveal the outstanding tonal beauty of these Indian acoustic instruments captured in a unique recording space.

Trailer for WOMAD at Home's immersive audio series

Funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, the ‘WOMAD at Home’ series is recorded and mixed with world-class sound technology and brand new techniques developed at Real World Studios to offer an immersive audio experience that reaches beyond the possibilities of traditional stereo listening.

Both WOMAD At Home sessions will be available at athome.womad.co.uk for one month after broadcast.

By Online Editor

Published on Tue, 02 March 21

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