The Kinetic Xylophone

A ball rolls down a mile-long ladder of wooden steps, which are in fact the keys of a giant xylophone, hidden in the forest in Kyushu, Japan. As it trips down the staircase, the ball plays the notes of Bach’s famous Cantata 147 – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. A gentle rejoicing melody for Christmas. This film was made in 2012 to advertise Touch Wood mobile phones.

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3 thoughts on “The Kinetic Xylophone”

  1. remarkable!!!
    and FUN!!!
    at least for the viewer.
    But…just think of the planning and HOURS of WORK required to set it up!
    WHEW!!

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