Exploring voice, spatial audio and landscapes in virtual reality

Three women. Three voices. The northern landscape.

Three stories open the world of the northern landscape in virtual reality, what it means to come from it, live in it and belong to it.  

Monoliths combines the soundscapes of real locations in the north with the stories of three northern women. Audiences experience three artistically rendered environments based on real outdoor locations. Monologues are delivered using spatially recorded voices. Their stories and origins are tied to the landscape where they come from and have grown up. They are monoliths – standing stones – powerful and influential forces.


John Rose-Adams

Lead organisation

Pilot Theatre


Virtual Reality headset, Vive Pro 2, with live output to screen in room


Lead artists: Lucy Hammond, Hannah Davies, Asma Elbadawi, Carmen Marcus

Creative VR development and visuals: Andy Campbell, Judi Alston

Sound design: Mariana Lopez

Composer: May Chi



XR Stories works with Pilot Theatre on Monoliths

XR Stories works with Pilot Theatre on Monoliths – audio described version