Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Optimus Prime of Instruments


Sean has been sending some fantastic links my way lately, including this, which is a page totally dedicated to automatic instruments. And this video, where you can see the above automatic cello in action.

6 comments:

jessi said...

cool! my clarinet professor at App created an automatic clarinet. pretty wild looking - and it took him MANY years to create.

Darcie said...

They look cool but I'd sure rather listen to some humans playing.

Molly McGinn said...

Agree on the human front ... but it is odd, isn't it?

Did Xander see the video?

An automatic Clarinet? Could be fun for a one-woman band.

Laura Beckman said...

You should go to House on the Rock in Wisconsin. There are dozens of automatic orchestras created by this crazy guy. Very odd, but cool.

sean coon said...

OPTIMUS PRIME!

Debbie said...

House on the Rock - a must see. Never been able to listen to Bolero the same way since . . .