05-13-2004, 08:24 AM #1Former Member
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- Aug 2003
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Musical balloons give residents sweet dreams
Seven hot air balloons playing music aimed at giving sleepers sweet dreams have been floating above Birmingham today.
The Sky Orchestra piped out a dawn chorus of music devised by sleep psychologists after taking off from the city's Millennium Point visitor attraction.
The early morning flight marked the launch of Birmingham's bid for a share in a £15m Arts Council fund for promoting cultural events.
Speakers attached to each balloon play a different part of a musical score which combines to create a "musical landscape" reminiscent of whales calling to each other in the ocean.
Organisers notified residents of the stunt with a leaflet drop