Friday, 11 March 2016
Just Have to Share - New Instrument by Martin Molin Makes Music with 2,000 Marbles
Swedish musician Martin Molin has experience with esoteric instruments like the glockenspiel, and Theremin. His new invention is 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.