Three Detroit-area techno musicians made separate original tracks using the sounds produced by the 2013 Ford Fusion. Joshua Harrison, Keith Kemp, and Tom Newman each recorded sounds from the 2013 Fusion such as the rising and dropping of the windows, the chimes from the Fusion’s warning systems, the opening and closing of doors, as well as the purr of the 2.0-liter hybrid’s engine.
Each of them brought the sounds to their individual studios where they made a track filled with just the sounds of the Fusion. Ford is sponsoring the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit. “This project worked so well because Techno music, by its nature, is very similar to the makeup of a car,” explains Joshua Harrison, contributing musician and a performer in the upcoming festival. “In both cases, there are lots of little pieces mechanically put together. Just like a car, a Techno song has many elements that serve their own small purpose, and the masters of the craft are those who can put it all together and make everything work as one solid piece.”