The Paganini Orchestrion

An orchestrion is a machine that plays many different musical instruments, most often including a piano with other instruments added. The music is programmed on rolls of paper like a player piano. The Philipps Paganini orchestrion was built by Philipps & Son’s in 1921, and is now at the Speelklok Museum in Utrecht, Netherlands. This orchestrion pays 17 instruments!   

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In this video, Martin Molin of the band Wintergatan (previously at Neatorama) visits the museum to show us the Philipps Paganini and how it works. If you've seen his musical gadgets, you know this is right up his alley.  -via Laughing Squid


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