ARTS & CULTURE
03/11/2013 01:44 pm ET Updated Jul 15, 2015

Pendulum Choir: Artists André and Michel Décosterd Translate Sound Into Movement (VIDEO)

For anyone who has ever begrudgingly joined a choir, we humbly present the most bizarrely beautiful choral-based artwork we have ever experienced.

Swiss artists André and Michel Décosterd honed their musical and engineering skills to create Pendulum Choir, a nine-man choir that rotates and swings in accordance to the sounds they produce. The artists, who work together under the name Cod.Act, attached each member of their vocal group to a hydraulic jack that reacts to their individual sound production.

How did the talented duo garner the experience to pull off such a feat? André is a musician, composer and sound plastician, and Michel is an architect and plastician as well. Together they've crafted a futuristic mechanical dance where bodies tilt and swivel at extreme angles, constantly at the brink of collision yet remaining unharmed.

Does the video above revive your passion for the future of choral music? Or does the strangely futuristic display remind you of a warped sci-fi movie you never want to watch again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

h/t CollabCubed

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Correction: An earlier edition of this article identified the artists as Swedish. We regret the error.

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