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Cold War Kids Create New Track out of Stella Artois Chalices

Mother N.Y. Taps Sonic Inventor Andy Cavatorta to Create 'Chalice Symphony'

Published on Mar 06, 2014

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How much music can you make with a Stella Artois chalice? The Belgian brewer, along with Mother New York, commissioned MIT Media Lab and sonic inventor Andy Cavatorta to create a set of instruments with the lager's famous drinking glass, which were then played by indie band Cold War Kids as part of a new track, "A Milllion Eyes."

The band wrote the soulful ballad and performed it using the instruments in the Chalice Symphony. The song is available free for download at StellaArtois.com. For the symphony, Mr. Catavorta created four instruments: The Hive, named after its unique shape and sound; the boat-horn-like Pryophone; The Star Harp stringed instrument and The Violina, which produces a high-pitched string sound. Mr. Catovarta's past creations have primarily involved robotics, design and film, and he recently spent a year collaborating with Bjork.

Find out more about how the Stella Artois Chalice Symphony was made in the Behind-the-Scenes films.

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Credits

Date
Mar 06, 2014
Agency:
Mother New York
Client:
Stella Artois
Creatives:
Mother New York
Strategists:
Mother New York
Agency Producer:
Mother New York
Music/Business Affairs:
Mother New York
Director:
Dustin Cohen
Photographer:
Dustin Cohen
Producer:
Max Knies
Editor:
John Mattia
Executive Producer:
Emily Wiedemann
Executive Producer:
Max Knies
Talent:
Andy Cavatorta (Artist & Inventor)
Talent:
Matt Nolan
Engineer:
Karl Biewald
Artisan:
Marina Litvinskaya
Electronics Assistant:
Laura Wicksberg

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