We’ve recently discovered a very awesome project by UK artist Luke Jerram called Sky Orchestra. Jerram attaches very loud speakers to 7 hot air balloons and then sends them up to hover above a city. Each speaker plays a certain part of a song composed by Dan Jones, creating surround sound in the sky! It’s sort of like a hot air balloon version of Zaireeka. The project has been going on since 2003. The above video is from Switzerland in 2005. Here’s one more video from the Sydney version in 2007.
Someone from the San Francisco chapter of The Cacophony Society tipped us off about this event, happening Sunday. We don’t know anything about it other than what can be deciphered from the flyer above. Looks like fun!
After we set up a giant crowd had gathered waiting for us to start. With a 1 – 2 – 1, 2, 3, 4 the click-fest began and the crowd let out a nearly unanimous laugh – then cheer at us as we thumped and clicked away.