As promised, Lincoln is streaming a special live performance of Beck covering David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” with a 167-piece orchestra. Watch the video below.
Celebrated director Chris Milk created a 360-degree, interactive experience where the music and the musicians surrounded the audience. According to Billboard, “the outside of the soundstage was remodeled as Al’s Record Shop, a hip, old-school record store with LPs in the window by Television, Can, Fela Kuti, Alton Ellis and others plus 45s from Nirvana, Unrest, the Germs, Big Boys and other punk acts.”
The orchestra was comprised of studio musicians, members of the Dap-Kings, members of the USC marching band, a CalArts gamelan ensemble, a Peruvian charango group, Fred Martin’s choir from Colorado and L.A.’s Millennium Choir, nine guitarists, and a Theremin player. Beck’s father David Campbell conducted the ensemble.
The performance marks the inaugural installment in in Lincoln’s new campaign “Hello, Again”, where artists “transform classic works into entirely new, fresh, original creations.”