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In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats

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PHI Centre Galerie 3
407 Saint-Pierre St
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2M3

Monday and Tuesday:
Closed

Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday:
11:20 AM to 8:30 PM

Friday & Saturday:
11:20 AM to 9:20 PM

Duration: 50 minutes
Last entry: 50 min. before closing

13 years old +

Weekdays:
13 to 30 years old: $28
31 years old +: $30

Weekends:
13 to 30 years old: $30
31 years old +: $32

Price including service fees, excluding taxes

Dive into 80s rave culture in the UK.

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About the experience

In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats, by award-winning immersive artist Darren Emerson, is an interactive documentary virtual reality adventure that takes audiences back to the heyday of the UK’s illegal Acid House rave scene of the late 1980’s.

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What people are saying...

“Sometimes you have to dip into the past to see the future. For anyone yet to experience VR it marks the perfect introduction to the technology, as it surrounds you with sound, senses and the thrill of being young.”

—Teddy Coward, Why Now Magazine

“With the experience being so crammed with contextual detail, it’s hard to comprehend that you haven’t traveled in time.”

—Becky Buckle, Mixmag

“The immersive nature of VR makes it feel almost like a real-life experience.”

—Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, The Guardian

“One person left In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats moved to tears. Others came out buzzing ready to pick up the phone and get some old mates back together.”

—Ali Shutler, NME

“We were there. Back in 1989. It’s so emotional. An experience that is second to none”.

—Jeff Parris, aka Man Parris (Acid House legend)

“I just want to go back in, I felt like I was 19 again, surrounded by people I knew. It really is one of the best things I have ever done.”

—Anonymous client

“This was my first time wearing a VR Headset, and I believe it was one of the best experiences I have had.”

—Anonymous client

“I had a huge smile on my face the whole way through!”

—Anonymous client
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Discover rave culture

It's 1989, and rave culture is at its peak in England. Illegal raves are organized all over the country, in abandoned warehouses and other isolated locations. A cat-and-mouse game is played between the organizers and the police: but once a rave has started, the police have no way of stopping it.

This interactive documentary virtual reality experience transports you to the scene of a typical rave, accompanied by the sounds of old-school Acid House. Grab a flyer and set off with your friends in search of an illegal rave, somewhere in a secret location near the city of Coventry. You start by listening to tunes at home, then scout dark, empty rest stops for isolated phone booths to receive the information, then finally experience the euphoric release at the party.

This virtual reality experience brings to life the stories of organizers, DJ’s, police officers and rave goers, whose rivalries and relationships made this period of dance culture so unique. You can experience In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats in small groups in a rave-like setting.

This is an adventure into one of the most important cultural revolutions in UK history, celebrating multiculturalism and community, through the prism of late 80’s politics and society.

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About East City Films

East City Films, led by Ashley Cowan and Darren Emerson, is a trailblazer in creating meaningful and transformative narratives. Specializing in award-winning Virtual Reality documentaries, 360-degree video production, and Augmented Reality experiences, they are dedicated to sharing the stories that matter most.

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