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Watch Beethoven’s Ninth Played on a Glockenspiel Made out of Tools

You've probably heard Beethoven's Ninth Symphony before. But chances are you haven't heard it played on a glockenspiel made out of tools

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You’ve probably heard Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony before. But chances are you haven’t heard it played on a glockenspiel made out of tools. Now you can fill that glaring cultural hole:

The “toolglock” here was built by Tom Kaufmann, who builds instruments out of all sorts of stuff. Here’s a lithophone made out of a park bench:

And here’s a lithophone made out of Michigan’s State Stone: the Petosky Stone.

You will be shocked to learn that this is the only lithophone made out of Petosky Stones in the world.

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