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Award-winning actor and founder of The Jigsaw Ensemble Brendan Bradley releases the companion album to his new virtual reality musical theater show.
Los Angeles, Calif.–(Newsfile Corp. – October 29, 2022) – The musical workshop recording of ‘Non-Player Character’ is the latest release from Brendan Bradley and The Jigsaw Ensemble. The album mixes elements of pop, musical theatre, comedy and video games to reflect the spirit of Brendan’s pioneering performance style. Listeners can go “inside” the album by entering a virtual reality world in their web browser to interact with characters and songs from the live show.
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Brendan Bradley, The Jigsaw Ensemble Launch Live VR Musical
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The release expands on the innovations that are at the heart of Brendan Bradley’s work, combining virtual reality technology to provide viewers and listeners with a multimedia entertainment experience. Harnessing state-of-the-art interactive technology, Non-Player Character blurs the lines between performers and viewers. The new album allows audiences to relive their favorite moments from the show as well as enjoy additional content.
The musical tells the story of a non-player character (NPC) from a fictional video game who witnesses the death of the game’s hero. To help navigate their grief, the NPC calls on the audience to reprogram him . Bradley demonstrates his impressive range by playing several different characters, drawing on multiple genres and styles to create a pioneering and memorable virtual reality theater experience.
The show was first prototyped at the Mugar Omni Theater in Boston, MA in 2021 with audience participants wearing headsets onstage with Bradley and the virtual world projected onto the IMAX dome screen. The project has spent the year growing further via various workshop events at virtual festivals. As the global pandemic shut down theaters and entertainment venues nationwide, Bradley used this time to explore the possibilities of interactive virtual reality in a performance context.
The album features songs by “Non-Player Character” and invites listeners to step into the world of the story and sign up for open rehearsals for the play. Bradley has also created his own virtual reality theater platform, which allows anyone to embed their own show. Its OnBoardXR community has already supported and produced over 35 world-first live events in the metaverse, enabling creators to reach and monetize new audiences.
This year, Bradley’s VR work has already won the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival as well as the VR Grand Prize at the Kaohsiung Film Festival and Best Interactive VR Experience in Queensland. XR.
With his virtual reality musical theater and the release of the new album, Brendan Bradley continues to be a pioneer in the world of live virtual reality events.
Interested parties can learn more about https://www.brendanabradley.com/npc
Name: BRENDAN BRADLEY
E-mail: [email protected]
Organization: The Jigsaw Ensemble
Address: 1920 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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