Sky Orchestra, the brainchild of acclaimed artist Luke Jerram, will see seven hot air balloons take off across the city from 6.30am on Friday, June 21 and later again at 8pm, each attached with its own sound system to create a unique soundscape for residents below.
Each balloon will play a different element of a musical score, creating a giant surround sound experience which will serve as a vast spectacular performance as well as an intimate, personal experience. A form of acoustic urban art, Sky Orchestra questions the boundaries of public artwork, private space and the ownership of the sky.
Through the use of surround sound, Sky Orchestra aims to deliver a sculptural experience to the public, by lifting them into the creative space on the edge of sleep and then acoustically seeding their imaginations.
View the full Music City Programme below: