Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Joost Luub invents barrel organ drum machine

In most European city streets you can easily walk into a barrel organ with someone shaking a penny tray, but always out of rhythm.

Amsterdam-based art student Joost Luub, also known as drummer with Wooden Constructions, got so bothered, he decided to make ​​a new kind of barrel organ: one that exclusively plays drums.

As part of his graduation thesis at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Joost decided to combine the system of classical organ with his passion for drumming.

With the help of a professional builder, he managed to build a working 'barrel organ drum machine'.

Joost hopes music festivals such as Lowlands will pick up his invention and give his drum organ a spot on the festival grounds.

If you want to know how it works and sounds, click here for a short item by Dutch news organization NOS including a video (in Dutch, no subtitles).

Sounds good, looks better :P
Keep drumming ;)

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