Marble Machine

Opening THU September 8, 2016, 5 PM
THU September 8, 2016 - MON September 12, 2016, 10 AM - 8:30 PM
Except SAT September 10, 2016 - OK Night: 10 AM - 10 PM
The exhibition is on display until after the festival, until September 18, 2016.
OK im OÖ Kulturquartier
Credit: Martin Molin

Honorary Mention Interactive Art+

Martin Molin (SE), Wintergatan (SE)

Marble Machine is both an instrument and the song itself—the process of making is embedded within and is inseparable from the process of composition. It brings programming, performance, traditional handcrafting and digital production together to make a contemporary pop song using ancient techniques and modern tools. This machine is an ingenious work that explores the relationship of music to movement, mathematics, physical processes, and systems thinking. The machine consists of around 3000 parts and 3000 screws, including 500 LEGO parts, 5 full-size sheets of Baltic birch plywood, and 2000 marbles. The Marble Machine features the following instruments: Kickdrum, snare drum, hihat, sizzle cymbal, electric bass and vibraphone.

With more than 23 million clicks on YouTube the video is a hit on the social media platforms.