Who knew that 16 knives and a meat cleaver could come together to make some rather remarkable music? The Electric Knife Orchestra is a team of robotic instruments equipped with knives and a meat cleaver built by artist Neil Mendoza. In this video, the ensemble performs a treacherous, but incredible, cover of the Bee Gees hit song “Stayin’ Alive.” One instrument uses a knife to hit a triangle. Another consists of two knives with electric currents running through them.
It’s a little ironic that knives are playing a song that’s all about “staying alive.”