The MRC de Thérèse-De Blainville and the Table Action Culture are launching ASTERIA
The MRC de Thérèse-De Blainville In close collaboration with its partner and regional broadcaster Odyscène and following the recommendation of the Table Action Culture (TAC), has launched a new cultural project: ASTERIA.
ASTERIA is an immersive musical journey in virtual reality that plunges the viewer into the world of several singer-songwriters from the Quebec scene, namely Vincent Vallières, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Daniel Bélanger, Alexandra Strélinski and Fouki.
“It is an experience which allows the VR voyager to discover the musical works of the artists in an unprecedented way, by a spatialized surround sound environment which envelops a dynamic and modern visual which mix turning in 360 degrees and creation of universe in 3D animation”, declared the prefect of the MRC de Thérèse-De Blainville, Mr. Richard Perreault.
For its part, Odyscène, in collaboration with the MRC de Thérèse-De Blainville, once again offers a cultural experience open to the community by promoting accessibility to the performing arts. “ASTERIA is an innovative way of presenting song and music, paired for the occasion with technology. I invite the public to take part in this extraordinary musical virtual reality experience,” mentioned Odyscène President Mélissa Poirier.
Genesis of the project
Odyscene presented the ASTERIA project to the TAC in the fall of 2020. It immediately aroused great interest from each of the seven towns of the MRC who wished to participate. However, due to the context of the pandemic, the TAC deemed it more appropriate to postpone the activity until the fall of 2021 and mandated Odyscène to carry out the project. The MRC is proud to invest to allow citizens to enjoy this activity free of charge.
ASTERIA is part of the guidelines of the 2nd generation cultural policy of the MRC adopted in 2021. In this regard, ASTERIA is banking on the strong potential of new technologies to improve citizens’ access to culture, creativity and innovation to increase and diversify the local and regional cultural offer. In addition, ASTERIA is a relevant project to promote citizens’ access to culture in the context of a pandemic.
Starting November 2 in Boisbriand, ASTERIA will travel from one week to the next in each of the towns of the MRC, and will end on December 19 in Rosemère.