Leon Berry’s Homemade Beast

April 16, 2008 at 12:57 pm (amazing things, art)

Check out this 1960s video (via) about one Leon Berry, who built a kind of superinstrument in his basement. Nicknamed “the beast in the basement,” the organ can make a huge selection of sounds in addition to the standard notes, including wind, a train, a chirping bird, and all kinds of sounds I’d thought originated with much later synthesizers. It’s also got a huge variety other instruments connected up to it, including castanets, a glockenspiel and a xylophone, several sets of bells, drums…

Ugh.

So. Awesome.

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1 Comment

  1. katkmeanders said,

    Cool! *squee*

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