by Anthony Garratt in New Art on Monday 27 May 2013

I was fortunate to attend a talk by Luke Jerram about his Sky Orchestra project, where he commissioned a musical composition to be played by a fleet of hot air balloons, flown low over cities in an attempt to ‘affect’ people as they stir in the early morning.

Jerram is truly an innovator and other projects include ‘Play Me, I’m Yours,’ where he sited pianos around cities internationally with some beautiful results. He is also a talented sculptor and his glass sculptures of magnified viruses are stunning; a reminder too that science is a creative medium and marriages between art and science are thought-provoking and important.