HALLELUJAH

By Zach RICHTER

WITHIN - as PROD

VR - AR - Completed 2017

Hallelujah is a revolutionary virtual reality music performance that re-imagines Leonard Cohen's most well-known song. It's the first VR experience filmed with Lytro Immerge. Hallelujah is A Within Original in partnership with Lytro, and is created by Zach Richter, Bobby Halvorson, and Eames Kolar.

Festivals
& Awards

Tribeca FF 2017
Tribeca Immersive Virtual Arcade
NEXT 2017
Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • VR - AR, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 5 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Zach RICHTER
    • Synopsis
    • Hallelujah, created by Zach Richter, Bobby Halvorson and Eames Kolar reimagines reimagines Leonard Cohen’s most iconic song and is centered around a 5-part a cappella arrangement by performer Bobby Halvorson. Throughout the virtual reality experience, the viewer is encircled by five instances of Bobby, in which he performs each auditory part of the Hallelujah arrangement himself in a different vocal range, with no instrumentation. The 360-degree, binaural audio is spatialized and positionally aware, so as you move around the space getting closer and further away from each instance of Bobby, you hear the song in different ways. As the song reaches its pinnacle, the lights in the virtual space fade to black and a stunning finale is revealed, as you are engulfed visually and aurally by the final chorus. Project Creators: Zach Richter, Bobby Halvorson, Eames Kolar, Within, Lytro | Key Collaborators: Chrissy Szczupak, Orin Green, Jess Engel, ECCO VR, Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin | Choir: International Orange Chorale