Wintergatan: Marble Machine (musical instrument using 2000 marbles)

Inspired by the marble machine subculture (who knew!), Martin Molin has designed an incredible instrument. Via Wired

The Wintergartan Marble Machine, built by Swedish musician Martin Molin and filmed by Hannes Knutsson, is a hand-made music box that powers a kick drum, bass, vibraphone and other instruments using a hand crank and 2,000 marbles.

The machine has to be seen to be appreciated: with dozens of beautifully carved wooden parts, tracks, pulleys and funnels for collecting and rerouting spent marbles, it’s a true work of art. And though marble machines as an art form of their own have a long and complex history, this might be one of the best.

Read more and see a video detailing how Molin made this amazing instrument on Wintergartan’s Youtube page!

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