Luke Ritchie is the Head of Innovation & Partnerships at the Philharmonia Orchestra. Luke has experience in cutting-edge creative projects spanning web, video, apps, experiential exhibitions, games design, and VR / AR. In total, Luke has over 15 years of experience in IT management & organisational transformation.

Luke also worked with the organisation with a successful VR project. The VR Soundstage took place at the Southbank Centre in early October, showing two 360 films, Beethoven’s Fifth and Mahler 3. These pieces were shown using Lenovo Daydream headsets and Mixed Immersion’s 3D audio array to ensure the most realistic sound experiences. The whole experience was shown within an Igloo projection cylinder providing accessibility to those who may not be able to wear a VR headset.

The activation was fully booked during every session over the 4 days at Southbank Centre and had a vast number of participants who would not be usual fans of Beethoven or Mahler.