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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's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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