Back in 2014, when Swedish musician Martin Molin began building his newest instrument, he hoped the project would only take him around two months; little did he know that his weirdest and biggest invention to date would take him a grand total of 14 months.
After years of building strange and exotic instruments like the Glockenspiel, Taktofon, or Theremin, Molin ventured himself into the construction of the Wintergatan Marble Machine, an incredibly detailed music box crammed with other instruments such as a vibraphone, bass, kick drum and a cymbal and a circuit of 2.000 steel marbles, which functions by playing a programmed score.
Sadly and given its size, the machine can’t be taken out for public display. However, you can take a peek at the Wintergatan’s hand-crafted construction process on Martin’s YouTube Channel, in which he shared his 14 month work quest.
You go, Martin!
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