The Amazing Remote-Control Orchestra Conductor

A hilarious viral video featuring the Upper Austrian Youth Orchestra demonstrates a fancy new gadget -- "Sebastian the Cyber Conductor," featuring play, pause, rewind, and countless other functionalities. The sketch artfully pokes fun at both the majesty of a classical orchestra and our technology and convenience-obsessed society. The video is a part of a comedy series about classical music by Aleksey Igudesman and Sebastian Gürtler.

For more videos by Aleksey Igudesman, visit http://www.alekseyigudesman.com/.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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