Siemens Orchestrates 'The Blue Danube' with Wind to Promote Renewable Energy

B to B Campaign Literally Pulls Music out of the Air

Published on Jul 25, 2014

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German engineering and electronics conglomerate Siemens takes an unusual musical turn to promote its support of renewable energy. In this new effort out of Ogilvy & Mather, the brand tapped musician Will Bates of music production company Fall on Your Sword to orchestrate Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" with a "wind symphony" -- using sounds generated by 400+ windmills Siemens recently erected in Iowa.

Part of Siemens' larger "Answers" advertising campaign, the effort features this documentary, as well as shorter versions of the film for broadcast, which broke this week.The overall push aims to higlight the impact of Siemens engineering on people's everyday lives.

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Jul 25, 2014
Ogilvy & Mather
Chief Creative Officer:
Alfonso Marian
Creative Director:
Andrea Scotting
Creative Director:
Doreen Fox
Executive Producer:
Melanie Baublis
Senior Producer:
Ruben Mercadal
Production Company:
m ss ng p eces
Josh Nussbaum
Executive Producer:
Ari Kuschnir
Executive Producer:
Kate Oppenheim
Head of Production:
Dave Saltzman
Molly McMillen
Director, Photography:
Alex Khudokon
Sound Mixer:
Ryan M. Price
Sound Artist:
Will Bates
Audio Post Production:
Fall on Your Sword
Production Manager:
Alex Bach
Production Coordinator:
Alexander Toporowicz
1st Assistant Camera:
Yousuke Kiname
B Camera Operator:
Minka Farthing-Kohl
Rick Pilcher

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