Beethoven Boids, Germany

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Beethoven Boids is a 3D Virtual Reality sculpture of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony designed for the 4 wall stereo projected CyberStage. This work was developed while at the Virtual Environments Group at the Fraunhoffer Institute in Bonn as an early prototype for a VR theatre piece that was later installed in the Beethoven Haus.

Six Boids listen and respond to the energy in different parts of the audio spectrum, leaving a trace of their path that produces a 3D sculpture of the music. The piece was installed and shown in the VR Wedge at the Australian National University during 2000-2004.

This video shows the work in development on a Barco VR table.