A music instrument called Marble Machine

Swedish musician Martin Molin has long had experience with esoteric instruments like the glockenspiel, traktofon, or Theremin, but he may have topped his musical prowess with the invention of his own new instrument: the Wintergatan Marble Machine, a hand-cranked music box loaded with instruments including a circuit of 2,000 cascading steel marbles. As the devices cycles it activates a vibraphone, bass, kick drum, cymbal and other instruments that play a score programmed into a 32 bar loop comprised of LEGO technic parts. The marbles are moved internally through the machine using funnels, pulleys, and tubes.

It’s a true MAKER soul~ check the making process of this musical instrument. Martin shows 7 prologues on the website. In the every step he cut the wood by himself. Amazing!

if you want to see more detail, plz check his website: http://www.wintergatan.net/#/m.m.machine


Swedish band Wintergatan will play live concerts starting from summer 2016. For booking inquiries email: jesper.kumberg@gmail.com

 

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