Perfectly in Tune - The Bentley Orchestra
It’s a version of that Christmas classic, The Nutcracker like no other – created entirely from the sounds of the various skilled engineers and craftspeople at work in the Bentley factory.
Among the various sounds are the click of scissors as leather is cut to shape around a former for a seat, following by the hum of sewing machines and the opening and shutting of the doors of the laser cutter as it trims hand chosen pieces of veneer to shape.
Other sounds from this blend of traditional skills and modern sustainability technology include wheel nut guns, paint sprayers, electric windows being tested, doors opening and closing, and the many parts of a Bentley being slotted, screwed and stitched into place.
At first light we hear birds singing over the solar panels of the factory and to conclude, there’s a contribution from the sound that warms every engineer and craftsperson’s heart – the roar of the kettle and the tinkle of a teaspoon in a mug.
“When you walk around the factory it’s not just what you see, it’s what you hear that is so distinctive,” says Mr. S. Clause. “So, it occurred to me that creating the Bentley Orchestra would be a unique way to celebrate the extraordinary skills of Bentley engineers and craftspeople as well as showcasing their modern sustainability practices.”