Desperados turned an ordinary train in Warsaw into a gig scene with electronic music group Mount Kimbie.
In a campaign by We Are Pi, the beer brand rigged a train to become one of Mount Kimbie’s instruments, which shaped a song that they recorded live. It placed external RFID sensors at points on the train track, so that when the train passed them, a sensor on board converted the signals into music notes. The band then integrated those notes into the music. The train’s speed also dictated the beats per minute – when it sped up, so did the beat of the song.
The result of the experiment is a live train remix, Synthi, due to be released by Mount Kimbie later this year along with a video.