Naona is a new immersive musical virtual reality experience created by Chroma Mixed Media and made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Set in a fictional landscape populated by ancient ruins, individuals journey through the world of Naona and uncover its mysteries. Their exploration of the world directly shapes how the music unfolds. What results is a unique musical journey for every individual experiencing Naona.
“Chroma is effectively using new digital technology as a way to meld music composition, performance, visual art, and interactive design into an experimental, cohesive and unique experience.” - Engineering.com
Naona is aimed to be an accessible introduction to the musical possibilities of virtual reality. As such, the premiere event had participants that were brand-new to VR as well as those with varying levels of previous experience. Attendees were provided their own Oculus Go virtual reality headset and noise-cancelling headphones. Each session was preceded by an artistic talk and demonstration on how to use the Oculus Go.
In early 2020 Naona is set to release publicly as a Virtual Reality experience on the Oculus Store as well as the audio portion as an album with Redshift Records.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. website: canadacouncil.ca
What is Naona? Check our our trailer and 'behind-the-scenes' to find out more...