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Sound Self: A Technodelic

Venice VR Expanded

Director:
Robin Arnott
Production:
Andromeda Entertainment (Robin Arnott, Heather Ray)
Running Time:
20’
Language:
English
Country:
USA
Music:
Siddhartha Barnhoorn
Chief engineer:Evan Balster
Design and programming:Aequitas Luck
Porting and engineering:Colby Klein
Art director:Topher Sipes
Animation and graphics:Perry Kroll
Shader design:Cale Bradbury
Audio engineering:Henry Wakeman, Michael Lee Jackson
UX design:Crystal Beasley
PLATFORM:HTC Viveport
HEADSET:VIVE - VIVE PRO – Vive Cosmos – Rift - RiftS - Valve Index – MixedReality

Synopsis

Players begin at the base of a tree. A gentle voice guides them in a vocal toning exercise. Players fill their lungs to capacity when inhaling, and make long, extended tones when exhaling. With each long tone made by the player, they ascend further up the trunk of the tree, eventually emerging into a clear view of outer space. As toning continues, space unfolds in fractal geometries and audio harmonises with player's sounds. The feedback loop generated between the player’s voice and SoundSelf induces a deep meditative state. Players have reported a range of effects including but not limited to quieting of mental chatter, time dilation, unity consciousness, and ‘mystical’ experience.

Director’s Statement

The experience is best reclining or lying down. Maintaining standing balance is contraindicated. Due to the nature of the mental effects, we recommend players do not drive or operate heavy machinery for 30 minutes after playing. Players who suffer from seizure or migraine may also have problems with SoundSelf.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION: Robin Arnott, Heather Ray - Andromeda Entertainment
902 W. 30th St.
78705 – Austin, United States of America
Tel. +1 512-831-9227
heather@enterandromeda.com
http://www.enterandromeda.com

WORLD SALES: Andromeda Entertainment
902 W. 30th St.
78705 – Austin, United States of America
Tel. +1 512-831-9227
heather@enterandromeda.com
http://www.enterandromeda.com

PRESS OFFICE: Audrey Mann Cronin – Mann Cronin PR
New York, United States of America
Tel. +1 914-260-9651
audrey@manncroninpr.com


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