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July 18, 2006

The Sky Orchestra

photo of sky orchestra

When you think about it, the goal of any art is to mess with your mind. By that measure, The Sky Orchestra is art on a grand scale. Seven hot air balloons glide over a city at dawn, each playing parts of a musical score down on the city below. (The project is based in the UK...they last showed up over Stratford-Upon-Avon). If you happen to be awake you'll hear it (there are audio samples here), but the real goal is to hit the townsfolk while they're still asleep. If it works just right, people all over the city will wake up with the images of a half-remembered beautiful dream bouncing around their heads.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at July 18, 2006 04:32 AM

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