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Watch This Homemade Machine Create Music With 2,000 Marbles


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The Wintergatan is a wooden instruments like something from an H.R. Giger fever-dream. It was built out of 3,000 parts by Martin Molin, and uses 2,000 marbles to create sound. It’s hard to describe what exactly this machine does (although watching it does remind us a bit of Kafka’s The Penal Colony) so just have a look at the video above as the marbles hit various sound-generating surfaces.

If you haven’t got enough wood yet, check out this post-digital drum machine programmed with stones, or listen to the song of Yggdrasil with gigantic forest-amplifying wooden megaphones.