Ti’a Joyo [Spiritual Search]: A Virtual Reality Immersive Environment
This project is focused on a long live tradition of the Siona culture (an ethnical group of the Ecuadorian and Colombian tropical forest): The Yage ritual. Which consists of a soul searching and cleansing personal activity, that temporarily connects you with Mai Ja’que (the creator god) and the spiritual world. This is achieved by creating a virtual reality environment with an Oculus Rift (Virtual Reality headset) and B-format audio to place the user inside of a magical Ecuadorian tropical forest. The exploration inside it triggers different sounds, musical samples and imagery inspired in the different stages of the ceremony.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Culminating Experience; Siona; Yage; Virtual Reality; B-format
Project Components: one project video (.mp4), one reflection paper (.pdf), one virtual reality application (ZIP file), one magamix video (.mov).
Egas, Carlos. “Ti’a Joyo [Spiritual Search]: A Virtual Reality Immersive Environment.” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2018. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-production-technology/106.