A Forest Xylophone Plays Bach

This is a charming video, but it also illustrates some deeper ideas:

Composition. It shows how a piece of music can be rendered on an unusual instrument and remain recognizable.

Instrument. It shows how a musical instrument can be fashioned out of descending wooden steps and a falling ball.

Agency. It shows that a music “performance” need not have a human performer.

Context. It shows a world of tempered melody set against a forest soundscape.

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