“Nina” is heading to the Montreux Jazz Festival.

It is time for the latest installation by the EPFL+ECAL to set off. Developed in cooperation with the space conception laboratory ALICE, “Nina” brings the iconic concerts of the Montreux Jazz Festival back to life. Beyond mere transcribed memories or digitized recordings, this immersive set-up takes the audience to the heart of the world’s largest archive of live recordings of blues, jazz and rock music. 

Exploring how to revive audiovisual archives, the research conducted by the EPFL+ECAL Lab seeks to take our digital heritage to a new level, creating an unprecedented experience. “Nina” offers a truly immersive and social experience, thus enabling a new relationship between the audience and the recordings, the music, the artists and their stage performances. It comes with a virtual reality installation bearing witness to the history of the Festival which echoes the adventure of the music itself.

“Nina” is opening new horizons for this musical and cultural legacy, taking it to new audiences to demonstrate how digitized archives may come back to life. The wonderful Legacy of the Montreux Jazz Festival will hit the road and travel the world.

The installation will be unveiled for the first time to the public during the 52nd edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, from June 29 to July 14, 2018.

Discover the complete project here.