Here Come The Cold Jets

A performance using a flying drone as a musician

Royal College of Art, 2014

Brian Eno once directed musicians by using improvised body gestures for the song "Here Come The Warm Jets". This performative piece would use a drone as the musician and an actress directing the drone by using facial gestures. Depending on the drones movement different tones were generated. When directed correctly, the drone would move and "play" the music in the same harmonic pattern as in the original song.

Using node.js as an interface to the drone, a camera, face gesture recognition software and a projector the performance would create an immersive and surrealistic experience.