2016-03-02 (Wednesday)

Today, I learned that:

After some recent very negative posts, today I would like us all to be merry!

I saw this interesting article about a music machine, that is simply adorable. It is the Swedish musician Martin Molin that created it out of 3 000 pieces of wood, and where an army of 2 000 marbles are striking the chords. See the article of reference #1 and watch the video in reference #2, it is amazing! The name of his band is strikingly called Wintergatan, the Swedish word for Milky Way, so why not listen to the music of the spheres?

Wintergatan

Wood and marble in unison to play the music of the spheres. Copyright by Wintergatan

Do you remember when George Harrison sang “Ring out the old, ring in the new”? Well, that is exactly what is happening in the small Ukrainian town of Kalini. The regional governor there decided that enough is enough, and changed the name of the main street from Lenin Street to Lennon Street.

… That’s what I learned in school !

Refs.:

1: Musician creates bizarre instrument that uses 2 000 marbles and some impressive engineering to play tune

2: Wintergatan music machine

3: Lennongatan i Kalini

4: Ring out the old, ring in the new

+: What did you learn in school today ?

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