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The result is a virtual concert in two parts: an immersive recording of Meredith’s composition performed by the BBC Orchestra on the first night of the Proms, and a short, deeply moving first-person experience focused on just one movement – a piece called Field Postcards.

Field postcards were a hugely popular way for soldiers on the front line to communicate with their families back in the UK, and Nothing to be Written shifts between two worlds – the trenches and hospital wards from which the cards were sent, and the cosy hallways where they arrived.

Nothing to be Written,pProduced by BBC VR Hub, is now available free in the Oculus Store. The BBC released the VR experience just ahead of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, and is organizing public showings at libraries throughout the UK.


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