Musical Instrument Using 2000 Marbles
The Wintergatan Marble Machine is powered by a hand-crank and works by directing marbles to strike a vibraphone, bass guitar, cymbal and snare drum.
Wintergatan (Swedish for "the Milky Way", lit "the Winter Street") is a Swedish folktronica band from Gothenburg.
The band uses a variety of unconventional instruments including the Marble Machine, which is powered by a hand-crank, and works by raising steel marbles through the machine into multiple feeder tubes, where they are then released from height via programmable release gates, falling and striking a musical instrument below.
Instruments played by marbles striking them include a vibraphone, bass guitar, cymbal, and emulated kick drum, high hat and snare drum sounds using contact microphones.
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