WOMAD at Home immersive audio series returns

Posted on 2 March 2021

Following a successful eight-part series of immersive audio performances broadcast online in Autumn 2020, we are excited to announce the return of our WOMAD at Home series with two new unique performances streaming this month! 

The first of these sessions, featuring Scottish multi-instrumentalist and contemporary composer Erland Cooper, will be broadcast on Thursday 11th March via WOMAD at Home’s official website. In this aural journey from London northwards to his native Orkney islands, listeners will be encouraged to put their headphones on and enjoy a special 360° immersive mix comprising exquisite musical compositions and lyrical passages, archive recordings, and sounds from the natural world.

Erland Cooper’s audio-only session will be followed on Thursday 25th March by an Indian classical performance by virtuoso sitar player Jasdeep Singh Degun, accompanied on tabla by Harkiret Bahra. The performance will be filmed at Real World Studios and streamed on WOMAD’s Facebook and YouTube channels. This fully immersive audio session will reveal the outstanding tonal beauty of these Indian acoustic instruments captured in a unique recording space.

Funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, the ‘WOMAD at Home’ series is recorded and mixed with world-class sound technology and brand new techniques developed at Real World Studios to offer an immersive audio experience that reaches beyond the possibilities of traditional stereo listening. 

Both WOMAD At Home sessions will be available at https://athome.womad.co.uk/ for one month after broadcast.