My wife happened upon this YouTube video today and I was just blown away by how creative it was.
Wintergatan is a Swedish folktronica band that have spent the last two years ago building a giant music box out of wood, metal and LEGO that uses steel marbles to play instruments including a bass guitar, vibraphone and drums.
I have watched this several times, in awe at how each marble is lifted into place and rhythmically fired towards an instrument to hit the right note at the right time. So creative.
This reminds me of the music video Cymatics by Nigel Stanford, except instead of mechanics making the music, the music is making mechanical representations of the music.
If you too can’t get enough of the machine, you can see the him explain all about how it works: