“The Orchestrion Project”
**FORMAT: NTSC / DVD will only play in N. America
Available on both 2-disc DVD and single disc 3D Blu-ray format (the latter will play in 2D in non-3D Blu-ray players).
With this project, 19 time Grammy winning guitarist Pat Metheny has created a whole new way to make music. Based on a childhood fascination with his grandfather’s player piano, Metheny commissioned new inventors to build an exciting array of acoustic mechanical musical instruments capable of responding to his touch on the guitar, resulting in a completely unique approach to solo performance. This unusual collaboration between a master guitarist and his wildest imagination has resulted in a fascinating and absolutely one of a kind musical experience.
“The Orchestrion Project” was filmed in Greenpoint, Brooklyn by Grammy and Emmy Award winning directors Pierre & François Lamoureux at the former St Elias Church in November 2010. It features Pat Metheny on guitar performing The Orchestrion Suite. Added to this are other tracks from across Metheny’s prolific career going back to “Unity Village” (from his debut solo album “Bright Size Life” in 1976) and including other tracks from the seventies, eighties and nineties. Also included is over an hour of bonus material containing four featurettes: The Making Of The Orchestrion Project; Pat Metheny Interview; the Original EPK; a Studio Session: “Orchestrion”; a Studio Session: “Expansion”