Watch Daft Punk’s ‘Around The World’ being played using Tesla Coils

Watch Daft Punk’s ‘Around The World’ being played using Tesla Coils

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An electronic artist has recreated Daft Punk’s ‘Around The World’ on Tesla coils.

Just over a month since French duo Daft Punk, made up of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, announced they would be splitting after 28 years, another tribute to the act has been shared by Electronic artist Fabricio H. Franzoli.

Using Tesla coils — radio frequency oscillators which produce high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity — Franzoli has recreated Daft Punk’s iconic 1997 hit ‘Around The World’, taken from the duo’s debut LP ‘Homework’.

“For those who did not understand what is going on this video, here’s a brief explanation,” Franzoli said. “The main loud music really comes from the tesla coil sparks. They are literally playing the music due to the programmed phase, pulse width and firing frequency! So, there are no speakers, no audio / video special effects. It looks even better in person and sounds almost the same, just louder than people expect!” 

You can check out the footage via Franzoli’s Youtube channel below. 

Elswhere, following the duo’s split, Manchester-based Kaleidoscope Orchestra announced plans for two back-to-back shows on the 20th August this year, with candlelit, orchestral renditions of some of Daft Punk’s best-loved hits taking place in Manchester Cathedral.

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