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Music Video 'Crowd-Crafted' With Content From 2,601 Contributors

Online musician and artist Ze Frank collaborates with 2,601 contributors on a worldwide digital piece to create his new music video

Kat Popiel
Kat Popiel on October 1, 2012. @mamakitten

Crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and now crowd crafting, a method frequently undertaken by Ze Frank, a musician, artist and online darling of weird and wacky experiments using the internet.  Through his online series ‘A Show’ he regularly takes requests from users to build the starting point for each of the episodes, ranging from sex tips to the mundane topic of cholesterol levels. Only this time the stakes were raised:  2,601 contributors were included in the making of his newest conceptual piece.

Over the span of four months,  Frank and his mixer Mr. Norman gathered submissions including: 786 people on percussion, 1305 people mixing sounds into beats, 186 people using instruments and singing back up focus, 96 people singing and 247 people performing choreography.  Everyone was provide with specific instructions on exactly how to record themselves to fit the song.

The result: a 3:39 minute music video for his latest single. Check it out below:

Ze Frank

 

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