1991 is a virtual reality documentary delving into my father Suhan Tuyliyev’s mind and depression as a composer after the collapse of the USSR.

After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, Turkmenistan's government shut down the orchestra, opera and ballet, with the intent of reclaiming the country’s cultural roots. Currently in development, this documentary explores my father's experiences from 1991 - present. ​​

Recreating Suhan Tuyliyev's old office in Unity Game Engine. 

The documentary's pivotal part is an ancient Turkmen Tale "Uzuklar". It is a musical tale about the power of music. Akmyrat is painting the tale in the form of a mural in Tilt Brush, which will cover the walls of his father's office in VR. 

Tilt Brush mural stages.

In the documentary, Suhan Tuyliyev is visited by the the ghost of the disbanded orchestra performing his piece "Pendi Nagmalar". We are filming professional musicians with a volumetric capture technique using Scatter's tool DepthKit. Below is a Depth Kit recording of a cellist. 

The documentary is being created with the support from Sensorium Studios in NYC: sensorium.works.

Recording with Depth Kit