This Orchestra Plays Recitals on Old Gas and Electricity Meters

By: Daniel Glover - Dec 9, 2015
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra played a 'Requiem for Meters' recital on old gas and electricity meters to mark the national rollout of smart meters in Great Britain. The unusual performance was recorded in Abbey Road Studio Two, a favorite of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Kate Bush.

A Requiem For Meters was commissioned by Smart Energy GB, the organisation responsible for raising awareness and public support of smart meters. The musical piece is played on string and percussion instruments made from parts of old gas and electricity meters and mourns the "passing" of analogue meters in favor of their digital cousins.

The three-minute long piece is also being used as a soundtrack on an abstract film made up of shots of old gas and electricity meters by award-winning filmmaker Gary Tarn.