Monday Mix: Japanese Gravity Marimba Plays Bach In Forest

Todays post is not really a mix, but this has still seriously got to be the most awesome advert I have seen in a LONG time.

Make had this post about an advert for the Sharp SH-08C handset, that was filmed a day before the earthquake and tsunami disaster.  The company built a long marimba in the forest and using only a wooden ball played a tune…


To quote the post:

This remarkably beautiful video, uploaded to YouTube one day before the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, turns out to be an ad for Sharp’s SH-08C handset. It is, nonetheless, something you shouldn’t miss: in a tranquil forest, a single wooden ball rolls down a stepped wooden ramp, continuously, for two minutes. At each step, it falls and strikes a wooden bar tuned to play a single note of the 10th movement of Bach’s Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147, commonly known by its English title, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. Wait ’till you see how they handle the sustained notes.

Enjoy the video:



(Source: Make)

MadMike posted at 2011-5-9 Category: Movies and TV

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