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Art Meets Commerce - Musical instruments from car parts?

car parts orchestra

Something Very Different!

I just watched the most fascinating new clip on CBS Sunday Morning. Ford Motor Company commissioned an artist and musician to build instruments from the parts of two of the companies Ford Focus models. Not only that but they also assembled a group of musicians to perform a piece especially written for the instruments to be used in an ad for the company. Click heref or an interview with Bill Milbrodt, the creator of ‘The Car Music Project'band who led the large team of incredibly talented people that included all of the Car Music Project band members. (William Trigg, Wilbo Wright, James Spotto, Eric Haltmeier) who built the instruments.

 

If you would like to see this extraordinary performance,here is a clip from YouTube:

Ford Focus "Beautifully Arranged"

Enjoy!

 

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17 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • August 31 2008 10:33AM

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Russell - What a cool ad!  It makes an actual impression on the viewer, unlike so many ads these days.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 2 years ago

That is so COOL! I cannot believe the detail and the music is wonderful!

Posted by Mattie Lewis (AvenueOne Properties) over 2 years ago

Jason & Mattie Thanks for the comments. I was just very impressed with the incredible detail and the expertise utilized in putting together this project!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago

What an indifferent way to create music :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman HAWAII Real Estate & Relocations (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 2 years ago

Hey! That's wonderful! I cannot believe that it's all from car parts!!! Wow! Thanks for this!

Posted by Allysoun Musslewhite (AvenueOne Properties, Inc.) over 2 years ago

Hey Russell,

I'm not very musical.  When I was young, I always thought that headers on a 289 made the sweetest music!  My parents were not impressed.  :)

Posted by Not Yet Licensed over 2 years ago

Hi Sally I am enjoying getting to know you and thanks for dropping by and commenting!

Allysoun Like you ,I was very impressed with everything about this ad and the incredible amount of creativity employed at every step; concept, creation of the instruments, writing of the music and even the performance!

Not Yet Licensed I feel like I am getting to know you too, I just with you would register so I could read your posts! And that 289? Music to me too!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago

AllysounI copied this link and sent it on. Remember to login when you all comment and thanks for your call! I am glad you liked this post!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Russell, that was GREAT!  Who would have thought that was possible. I wonder how many windshields they go through?  And what talented people to have made all those parts into instruments that sounded fantastic. Very unique

Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 2 years ago

GenaThank you so much for commenting. It's not my usual post but it was so  fascinating I thought others might be interested and I am glad you enjoyed it!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Hi Russell,

I'll get registered eventually.  I was thinking about it earlier today.  In fact, you and I might have to start our own group.  We can call it Old Guys Rule.  LOL

Oh.  Wait a minute!  I forgot that you and I are only middle-aged.  I guess we'll have to wait 20 years to set up our own group.

Posted by Not Yet Licensed over 2 years ago

Not Yet LicensedOK hold the phone! We are mid-century (that's what they are calling houses built in the 1950's) so let's avoid that age thing for as long as possible! Anyway, you make a lot of constructive comments and you would also be adding to your "points" (I know they are important but not in a real world sense yet!You also miss a lot of "members only posts and there are some interesting ones here every day.

Have a good week!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago

You also miss a lot of "members only posts and there are some interesting ones here every day.

Ha!  Nice try, my friend.  I can't keep up with all my AR reading now.  And you want me to read MORE?  :)

Posted by Not Yet Licensed over 2 years ago

Not Yet LicensedYeah...I know what you mean, the longer I am here the more great blogs I find and I am sure I would probably subscribe to your blog.

I am glad you enjoyed this interesting piece, I am a fan of musiv in just about every form! Have a great week! 

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago

We are mid-century (that's what they are calling houses built in the 1950's) so let's avoid that age thing for as long as possible!

Hmm.  I read old truck magazines, when I have time.  Would you settle for "vintage"?  :)

Posted by Not Yet Licensed over 2 years ago

Not Yet Licensed You know what? That sounds a lot classier and I should probably try that moniker (unless we have to be even older to rate Vintage)! I have been busy working so have not posted anything since the Hot Sauce contest. I am working on some localism posts about Ice Cream (my favorite food), Texas peaches, bad driving habits and Whole Foods...See you here soon!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago
Excuse me. The pain of making the necessary sacrifices always hurts more than you think it's going to. I know. It sucks. That being said, doing something seriously creative is one of the most amazing experiences one can have, in this or any other lifetime. If you can pull it off, it's worth it. Even if you don't end up pulling it off, you'll learn many incredible, magical, valuable things. It's NOT doing it when you know you full well you HAD the opportunity- that hurts FAR more than any failure. I am from Solomon and now study English, give true I wrote the following sentence: "I said that I would do all the battery changing when we get back to her house." With best wishes :), Jonathan.
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