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.
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