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Huge Xylophone in Japanese Forest Plays Ethereal Bach Music via Gravity

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Creative Director Morihiro Harano and his team at Mori Inc. have created a huge wooden xylophone in a Japanese forest that plays Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring—the final movement to Bach’s renowned cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben. The xylophone is made of hundreds of pieces of different-sized wood; each panel along its length makes a different sound when it’s struck by a cascading wooden ball placed at the top of instrument.  The video is stunning.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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