ArcAttack Make Their Tesla Coils Do “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath

I’ve encountered ArcAttack before – possibly the most science fictional band in the history of ever, as they play their music using Tesla coils – because their awesome performance of the Doctor Who theme was not to be missed. This next video is potentially even cooler than the Doctor Who theme performance: ArcAttack do sections of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” on their Singing Tesla Coils.

Their band statement just verifies my suspicion that ArcAttack are the most SFnal band going right now: “ArcAttack is all about putting on a show that is not just a concert, but an otherworldly experience. In doing so with the technology that we’ve created, we hope to inspire minds, the young and the old, to take up an interest in science, the arts, and their applications, to examine where they intersect, where they are going, and to re-examine the works of past researchers and performers such as Nikola Tesla and Delia Derbyshire in light of the ever evolving face of this amazing world.”

Further videos available on their website, including an excerpt from Bach’s Toccata and Fugue and an interview done at the ’08 Maker Faire.


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