10:40am

Sun May 22, 2011
All Songs Considered Blog

Lady Gaga, Girl Talk Music Performed By Lightning

Imagine big bolts of lightening pitched to make music. Imagine those staticy zapping sound in old Sci-Fi films that brought Frankenstein to life, now playing the melody to "Poker Face."

And if you're imagination needs a little help watch this creation from The Tesla Orchestra.

They turn music into gigantic sparks and more fabulously, into music. A recent project called the Open Spark Project had musicians submit their music to the Tesla Orchestra and with the wonders of software, it translated the melody into spark, into song using giant Tesla Coils.

Gregg Gillis, also known as Girl Talk submitted his music (which is actually other peoples music cut up and mashed) to the Open Spark Project.

Take a look and listen to something fairly amazing. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.