John Cale Goes Behind the Scenes of The Creators Project’s Drone Orchestra

The Creators Project has released its exclusive documentary The Making Of 60 Hz: Transmissions From The Drone Orchestra. In the video, musician John Cale and architect Liam Young take The Creators Project behind the scenes of the first-ever drone orchestra at the Barbican’s Digital Revolution exhibition, in which the aerial vehicles were choreographed and used as disembodied instruments.

The collaboration between airborne architecture and music was a difficult process, involving two years to find a suitable venue, programming the drones with a set of behaviors akin to a choreographer teaching a dancer what steps to perform, and other technical challenges. In The Making of 60 Hz: Transmissions From The Drone Orchestra, The Creators Project explores the creation of the performance and captures Cale and Young’s unlikely partnership, which includes an immersive live music and drone performance as well as its accompanying online experience, City of Drones.

Founded by a revolutionary partnership between Intel and VICE, The Creators Project celebrates and supports visionary artists across multiple disciplines who are using technology in innovative ways to push the boundaries of creative expression. Launched in 2010, The Creators Project includes daily video and editorial content, an official YouTube Channel, and original artwork commissions. To date, there are more than 500 Creators from around the world. Participating artists include Karen O, M83, Benh Zeitlin, Animal Collective, The xx, Chris Milk, Florence and the Machine, Spike Jonze, Amon Tobin, Matt Pyke, Anthony Wong, Supermarche, United Visual Artists, Sticky Monster Lab, Takeshi Murata, Andrew Huang, Vega Zaishi Wang, Mick Rock, David Bowie and Barney Clay.


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