This machine is really like nothing I’ve ever seen before. This crazy contraption was built by a Swedish musician named Martin Molin. The official name for this jumble of wood, gears and 2000 marbles is the Wintergatan Music Machine. It truly is a music maker the likes of which I have never witnessed in my life. Different instruments such as a bass drum, kick drum and vibraphone among many others are built into the overall design. How are all these instruments supposed to create beautiful music you ask? From 2,000 marbles! This isn’t just a music maker though. The artistic styling of the machine gives it just as much the look of an elaborate sculpture as a music maker. In fact, looking at it you may never guess that making music is the function it was actually built for. An up close look at it however, will reveal how much attention to detail was put into the machine. Check out some of the different components of the machine and the video explaining how it functions below!
Many instruments are utilized in this music maker to create a sound unlike any other.
The whole machine was constructed entirely by hand.
This crank is what allows the marbles to travel to their preset destinations along the machine.
The measurements on this machine must have had to have been extremely precise.
There are quite a few moving parts involved in this thing.
Watch the video below. It’s pretty amazing!
Here is the making of:
More Info: Watergatan
This thing is truly and incredible invention. I would have never thought you could make music with marbles. The out of the box thinking that went into make this is what sets this guy apart from many other musicians. He isn’t just creating his own music, he is inventing new machines to make that music with! In my opinion, that really sets him apart from just a simple music artist. Thinking of news ways to create the sound you want takes a hell of a lot of skill and talent, and this guy proved he definitely has a knack for it.