VR-enabled historical street opera?

Use technology tools to bring out the 'art' in a smart nation

As a regular concertgoer, one highlight for me last year involved me switching on - not off - my mobile phone in the Esplanade Concert Hall mid-performance and alongside other concertgoers, playing aloud a melody downloaded earlier.

It was a magical moment as the hall lit up with smartphones and the trilling sounds of bird calls created by Chinese musical instruments, to the accompaniment of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) under the baton of Tan Dun.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2018, with the headline 'VR-enabled historical street opera?'. Print Edition | Subscribe