A very strange instrument, “a marble melody,” is currently captivating the internet. The artistic piece is called a “Wintergatan”–a musical instrument built using 2000 marbles!
It was built by Swedish musician named Martin Molin, 33, lead musician of Swedish band, Wintergarten. He created a wooden music box powered by marbles, yes marbles! He has accomplished this feat by employing pulleys, levers, and gears.
Molin turns a hand crank that moves 2,000 marbles around on tracks and through funnels (3000 parts!) The marbles then travel around and come in contact with other instruments like a kick drum, a bass guitar, marimba, cymbals, a vibraphone and bass. It can play ANY style of music.
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The artist made this marvelous music-making machine in just 14 months. Find out how he did it in the short video below.
I ask you creatives’ to confirm, is music art? Please share your favorite quotes.
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Ah, and I sit here today pondering how to make a pouch with a zipper, after the completion of which I will feel like a genius. As for music, they say it is the only one thing created by humans, but I think we discovered music.
I love your quote Susan. Did we really create music or just discover it? I will ponder but I think you are right…
And LOVE this from Wendy: LOVE the Wintergartan! Jackson and I watched that video a few times. Not
only is music art, doing music makes you smarter! I just purchased a
Mellophone (marching French Horn) so I can join The Hill Stompers!
Here’s a video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOBCFTZSAjE
Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird? ~Pablo Picasso
I also have to say… that there is just something so satisfying about this… on a Leonardo meets Hugo… musical, creative, architectural, ball bearing, pinball, steampunk, techno level!
Yes, Yes, Yes and yes! What a great Melanie quote, thank you!
Love this quote Melanie!