The Xylophone of the Forest

UPDATE [repost of my 2012 entry ] – the Hokkaido Garden Show 2015 features the
Xylophone of forest created invisible designs lab “The creator group who changes an invisible sound into a work to see.”
I first wrote about this piece when it was created as an ad for the limited edition NTT DoCoMo wooden mobile phone in 2012 created by Drill. Inc. I could not find information if this is the same piece or a re-built version.

While Bach may be amused by this version of his Cantata 147, it has become a widely publicized piece with many videos – the one below being one of the better ones.


Morihiro Harano gave a TED talk on NTT Docomo’s “Xylophone” campaign 

initially via BoingBoing

If you want to try something similar at home, the is a toy for this.


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One comment on “The Xylophone of the Forest
  1. This is so cool. I remember seeing the video a while back. Such a wonderful, ambitious project. I have to mention something I made many years ago that is similar:

    Thanks for the post!

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