Remember that kickass video of that field of 1,000 people singing “Learn to Fly” at the top of their lungs? (Oh, you don’t? Here it is.) The same guy got together a thousand more folks to recreate the same idea, but different setting, and different song.
His description on YouTube says: “We asked musicians all over the world to record themselves while singing and playing the Foo Fighters’ song Saint Cecilia. Each Rocker recorded a track from home and sent it to Rockin’1000 website. We synced all these tracks and created a beautiful collective, crowdsourced version of the song! This project has been conceived and realized in 10 days, in response to those who affirm that Rock’n’Roll is done.”
The creator, Fabio Zaffagnini told Alternative Nation:
“We did all this for fun and everything went by far beyond all our expectations. I had to quit my previous job and my life has become a mess. I struggle to keep up with everything.” The musician revealed that he’s been trying to transform Rockin’ 1000 into a company that organizes non-conventional events, keeping the values of integrity, passion, craziness and joy intact. It’s his hope to organize further events involving common musicians, giving the opportunity to “go big.”