The Orchestrion Project, a film by Pierre and François Lamoureux, features jazz guitarist Pat Metheny and an assemblage of specifically designed instruments, all controlled by Metheny's guitar.
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Witness a unique collaboration between a master guitarist and his mechanically controlled mini-orchestra.
Filmed by Grammy® and Emmy® Award–winning directors Pierre and François Lamoureux over a two-day period in November 2010 at the former St. Elias Church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, The Orchestrion Project showcases Metheny single-handedly operating this symphony of instruments in an extraordinary treat for the senses.
The focus of the performance is the "Orchestrion Suite," a work written specifically for this combination and debuted on Metheny's Orchestrion album released earlier in 2010.
Added to this are other tracks from across Metheny's prolific career, going right back to "Unity Village" from his debut solo album Bright Size Life in 1976 and including other tracks from the '70s, '80s and '90s.
Hear and watch several pianos, drum kits, marimbas, “guitar-bots,” dozens of percussion instruments, and even cabinets of carefully tuned bottles as Metheny brings this contraption to life with five new pieces written specifically for the Orchestrion.
Orchestrion Project Tracks
1. Unity Village Orchestrion Suite
3. Entry Point
5. Soul Search
6. Spirit of the Air
7. Improvisation #2
8. Sueño con México
9. Stranger in Town
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