This giant wooden xylophone just made my day. I want to hug every single person that was involved in making this happen.
(via Paul Octavious)
This giant wooden xylophone just made my day. I want to hug every single person that was involved in making this happen.
(via Paul Octavious)
That’s… I’m speechless.
Apr 8th, 2011 / 10:25 am
Oh – it’s FABULOUS!!! :)
Apr 8th, 2011 / 12:00 pm
That was great… until it turned into an ad.
Apr 8th, 2011 / 12:36 pm
I have no problem with it being an ad. That means these incredibly creative people actually got PAID for what I’m sure was a tremendous amount of work. Bravo to the cell phone cover company for allowing such innovation! :)
Apr 8th, 2011 / 1:42 pm
Thank you for that nice bright spot in my day!
Apr 8th, 2011 / 3:14 pm
Fantastic and very relaxing! Loved it!
Apr 8th, 2011 / 7:33 pm
Ohhh. That brought a little tear to my eye! Love that! totally reposting!
Apr 8th, 2011 / 8:11 pm
One of the best – ever! Glory be to the mind of the Creator(s).
Apr 8th, 2011 / 9:25 pm
Well that’s three minutes of my life that I’ll never get back.
Apr 9th, 2011 / 9:59 am
That’s… a lot of wood.
Apr 9th, 2011 / 1:04 pm
Same feeling as Sarah.
Happiness then despair.
How can one’s trust the sound of each note when knowing it is done for an ad.
Apr 9th, 2011 / 6:06 pm
I hope the irony isn’t lost on anyone that they wasted a boatload of wood to make a one-time only ad disguised as a musical performance and set it in a beautiful forest.
Still circling the drain…
Apr 10th, 2011 / 6:54 am
Apr 10th, 2011 / 6:31 pm
Ohhh! This was outstanding. Good job evryone involved.
Apr 11th, 2011 / 4:55 am
made my day also. obrigada ; )
Apr 11th, 2011 / 9:25 am
What can I say…………. unbelievable……. peaceful………. stunning ………….. in its creation and to achieve the musical tunes they wanted not an easy task at all!!!!!
Thanks to all the people involved.
Apr 11th, 2011 / 4:21 pm
I wonder if the advertising and wood complainers are self-supporting.
Wood is a renewable resource and, agreeing with Eizabeth, it’s nice when someone is paid for their very creative and entertaining work.
Apr 11th, 2011 / 6:03 pm
the peepers and the toads stayed with it all the way through
while the birds did tea ceremony in the trees…
then all movement stopped to watch the ball dance its
while all the orchestras that ever played it had a joyous
Apr 11th, 2011 / 7:50 pm
all those micro adjustments. all the time in the forest. the backup sound of the wind. great.
Apr 11th, 2011 / 8:33 pm
Is this true? Not sure.
Apr 12th, 2011 / 4:30 pm
Wow, thank you to all who participated in making this video. Wonderful sounds, in the forest and the wooden xylophone.
Apr 12th, 2011 / 5:32 pm
Amazing efforts as well as the location in the forest makes this music presented by wooded instrument difficult to describe.
Apr 12th, 2011 / 7:43 pm
I hope you reaped as much joy and delight in doing this as we all did in watching,
thanks so much for sharing your gifts!!!
Apr 13th, 2011 / 1:51 pm
Just amazing. Well done.
Apr 14th, 2011 / 11:06 am
Ditto to all of the above. For the first time in my life, I am speechless.
Apr 15th, 2011 / 10:17 pm
too cool for words
Apr 16th, 2011 / 12:28 pm
Apr 16th, 2011 / 1:01 pm
The owners/designers and caretakers of this unusual and creative piece of craftmanship should look to see if anyone involved with a JS Bach museum in Germany would be interested in putting it on display. It’s truly one of the most innovative tributes to the master tha I’ve ever seen
Apr 19th, 2011 / 5:04 pm
What a waste of wood. How many trees died for this nonsense?
For what a cell phone ad. Not to mention what a waste of time and money it was.
If you want to impress people, why not do something useful like helping the homeless, the impoverished, or the many unemployed in America!
This is a useless ad and a waste. Wake up America!
Apr 21st, 2011 / 8:33 am
Poor SuzyAnne. I bet some of the homeless, the impoverished or the many unemployed would derive great joy from this creative effort whether it is an ad or just a lovely piece of work. To call it useless and a waste tells us a lot about impoverished SuzyAnne. Wood is renewable. If everyone thought about how useful something might be a great many beautiful works of art, whether music, sculpture, literature or any other form imaginable, would never have been created. How ‘useful’ is “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” anyway?
Apr 21st, 2011 / 12:55 pm
Marvelous! Can’t imagine!
Apr 22nd, 2011 / 3:14 pm
Poor Bach, he sells everybody’s stuff; I make a point of turning off the sound when I hear that ubiquitous cello suite shilling everything from investment banking to Prilosec… and ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’ played randomly by a robotic wooden ball, philosophically, I find surprisingly obnoxious. If I treated a piece of Shinto or Muslim religious music the same way I would be condemned.
Apr 22nd, 2011 / 8:05 pm
I loved the beautiful soft clunk of the wooden ball on the keys. I appreciate that timeless melody for the beautiful piece of simplicity that it is. Thanks to the artists that worked on it.
Apr 23rd, 2011 / 12:15 am
Fantastic, absolutely inspirational. Who cares if it’s for advertising, surely better than ads are things of beauty rather than just hard-selling naff rubbish. I found this so uplifting, and at a time when I need to be uplifted. Thank you.
Apr 23rd, 2011 / 9:46 am
From the Green design website http://inhabitat.com/giant-wooden-xylophone-advertises-docomo-touchwood-cell-phone/ (“Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World”)
“Docomo Builds Gigantic Wooden Rube Goldberg Xylophone in the Forest: TOUCH WOOD cell phones, which we’ve written about before, are made from scrap wood, so it makes sense that this ad should use a tree-filled backdrop. . . . The pebble-like phones were developed in conjunction with Sharp, Olympus, and a reforestation project called “more trees.” ”
So we can all relax about the ecological implications and appreciate (or not) the music.
Apr 23rd, 2011 / 10:19 am
That was absolutely amazing. Here I thought true craftsmanship was a bygone thing – but no more. May God be praised through their creativity.
Apr 25th, 2011 / 10:13 pm
Awesome, stunning, what a creative mind. Thanks
Apr 26th, 2011 / 1:38 pm
Compared to some of the other “dribble” and mind-numbing ads we’re subjected to on a daily basis, this is truly awesome. It was pure joy to watch this through to the end…..kudos to all involved!!!
Apr 26th, 2011 / 4:08 pm
if this makes anyone unfamiliar with ‘jesu, joy of man’s desiring’ want to hear it again, or learn about bach, or hum it later, it’s all good. music is too universal a language to be hoarded by the few. in his day bach belonged to anyone who went to church. remember: he composed on comission to feed his enormous family. i think this would have made him smile. bravo to the geniuses who assembled this.
Apr 26th, 2011 / 4:18 pm
Trees died for this?
Apr 27th, 2011 / 5:58 am
As I child, I learned every note of this beautiful music and learned to play it. This is a marvelous achievement and brings delight to all who love fine music. Could we separate those who love music and those who don’t?
Apr 27th, 2011 / 10:15 pm
how many trees have to be cut just to make a this musical score?
100? its mindless.
Apr 29th, 2011 / 11:06 pm
What a wonderful combination of nature and music!
May 3rd, 2011 / 10:33 am
In this country, at least, it is very important to create wood and paper products which require a living, sustaining forest, of which only a part is cut from time to time, leaving the rest to survive and thrive.
Without the continuing need for wood and paper, the forest loses its value AS a forest, and is much more likely to be cut down and turned into a strip mall with fast food restaurants and retail stores that no one really cares about. The self-appointed “critics” of this use of trees for beauty should really think through the whole reality before starting up their whine-engines.
May 9th, 2011 / 7:05 pm
AWESOME VIDEO!!!LOVE IT,THANKS FOR SHARING
STAY IN TOUCH!
May 11th, 2011 / 1:36 am
Great great video. Thank you to the phone company who paid for it. If it weren’t for them, I would never have seen such a marvelous thing.
May 16th, 2011 / 8:30 am
wow… can’t imagine how long it took to make this happen. I want in on a project like that! Cool.
May 27th, 2011 / 12:09 pm
Muy bueno, el sonido, el bosque…linda idea.
May 28th, 2011 / 1:39 am
a beautifully imaginative symphony of sound & setting
May 31st, 2011 / 4:01 pm
an ad?! never expected it to be..
But its just…. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! xD
Bye for now,
Jun 2nd, 2011 / 5:01 pm
Just a thought for those disappointed in the commercialization of the masterpiece: many, many artists were employed by the courts of the day. In other words, they were writing these masterpieces for money. Yes, it is true… Everyone has to eat. In fact, if it weren’t for those who pay for art, not a lot of it would be created. Bravo to the creators of this gorgeous creation!
Jun 7th, 2011 / 12:25 am
Completely amazing – who on earth had such a wonderful vision, and then organised all the work to put it into practice. Thank you
Jul 1st, 2011 / 12:25 pm
Soo much work. I used to play bells and this is awesome.
Thank you. Will send this on to the bells choir director. She will love this.
Jul 9th, 2011 / 11:57 am
All I can say is WOW That is AWSOME…Those people have such Talent..
Jul 10th, 2011 / 3:43 pm
Jul 15th, 2011 / 2:08 pm
You mean to tell me that those greedy capitalists are trying to hoodwink us again!? Too bad they don’t create this kind of thing for free, like us altruistic marxist communists are always doing….making valuable beautiful costly stuff and giving it away….for free.
That’s why you can trust us a lot because we work very hard…for free.
Jul 25th, 2011 / 7:30 pm
aww give it a break you guys. It was cool !!
Jul 29th, 2011 / 10:39 pm
“This giant wooden xylophone just made my day. I want to hug every single person that was involved in making this happen.”
You don’t like married people?
p.s.You do know who this tune is about…right? Not phones.
Jul 30th, 2011 / 6:02 am
Jul 30th, 2011 / 1:11 pm
all I can is wow wow that was something.
Jul 30th, 2011 / 9:59 pm
Absolutely AMAZING!!! WOW!! What a blessing.
Aug 2nd, 2011 / 12:19 pm
I found the creation of this instrument to be creative…entertaining…inspiring…and forever fascinating. I have great admiration for the imagination of the creators…a challenge to us all.
Aug 3rd, 2011 / 9:28 am
This touched my heart so deeply! Thanks so much for sharing this with me! BRAVO!
Aug 18th, 2011 / 12:20 pm
I love this, as I love the piece, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring. Bach in the woods sums up the emotional resonance of the music for me, with peace, tranquility, and spirituality combined.
Aug 20th, 2011 / 2:00 pm
I was fascinated, inspired and wonderfully happy throughout. Nothing moves me as much as music
that is so unexpectedly joyous yet serene. I loved
the movement of the deer in the trees. Even the
recognize beauty when they hear it.
I will pass this on to my children and grandchildren.
They will all be deeply impressed.
Thank you sharing with us.
Aug 20th, 2011 / 4:53 pm
Who is that tune about?
Aug 20th, 2011 / 5:26 pm
I smiled the entire time, It was fabulous. must have taken a long time and many hands!!!!
Aug 21st, 2011 / 8:05 pm
It must have been a little eerie for the trees: “Gosh! Is that how I’m going to end up?”
Aug 22nd, 2011 / 1:47 pm
LOVED EVERY NOTE, THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN
Aug 22nd, 2011 / 3:10 pm
I agree w/ poster Elizabeth. Why is it a problem that it’s an ad? I like this 100x better than some boring ad with a talking head telling me I should buy something. Funded creativity is still creativity, and most of us don’t have the time/money to do this kind of thing without backing of some kind.
Aug 23rd, 2011 / 11:43 am
The tune is a hymn, “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring”, by J.S. Bach.
Very skillfully done! What ad? Didn’t even notice.
Aug 23rd, 2011 / 1:10 pm
Think of the jobs which people who do this kind of thing create. The mature among us realize that jobs don’t just pop out of legislation, and that products don’t pop out of stores or machines.
Get a job! Make something! Appreciate the behind-the-scenes WORK that goes into things.
For Pete’s sake, buy things from advertisers like this! The fact that one did not even notice the ad almost makes it a bad ad!
Imagine not noticing your local G[overnment] M[otors] screaming (oh, so cutely) at the camera. For Pete’s sake I boycott crap sold by ad-makers like that.
Deepen-down, people. Think.
Aug 23rd, 2011 / 1:41 pm
the best part was the when the ball stopped moving
Aug 24th, 2011 / 7:36 pm
What a wonderful way to start a day!
Aug 27th, 2011 / 9:45 am
This is absolutely beautiful, regardless of whether or not the motivation was commercial. It was a stroke of genious. N.Brawley
Aug 27th, 2011 / 6:29 pm
To all who participated in creating this extraordinarily beautiful piece, joiing nature and music….BRAVO!,BRAVO! BRAVO!
Aug 28th, 2011 / 10:48 pm
Stunning! I love the imagination and creativity-not to mention the execution of the idea. Bravo!!!!!!
Aug 29th, 2011 / 3:57 pm
Very interesting, I what they could do if they really put their minds to it.
Sep 2nd, 2011 / 7:23 am
I just returned from my morning walk in the woods. I intend to keep it up until I am 100. So I hope. Lotte
Sep 5th, 2011 / 2:01 pm
I always wonder, what if the composer were somehow able to be here now, to see that his work has endured and morphed into so many other fields, to be able to know he is loved and known so many years after his death. After all, Bach was often denigrated in his own time for being out of date and dated. It is a terrible irony that so many towering figures were not known or if they were, in a very minor way. The lesson seems to be: do your work, fiercely and if necessary in isolation, but do it.
Sep 5th, 2011 / 2:12 pm
Nice point, Sam.
Why not assume the composer IS able to watch. It’s more fun!
Still, yes, DO YOUR WORK!
Sep 5th, 2011 / 7:20 pm
Sep 7th, 2011 / 3:46 pm
Elegant execution, certainly. But I’m very happy indeed with the background ambient. I hope that no trace was left in the woods when they left, and that no one is inspired to graft perhaps less elegant things onto the face of nature, to deleterious effect.
Sep 13th, 2011 / 6:24 pm
Sep 13th, 2011 / 8:53 pm
Epic win definently. BD
Really cool forest feel, nice natural acoustics, and awesome project. This has offically made me jealous xD
Sep 15th, 2011 / 11:11 am
Sep 23rd, 2011 / 11:59 pm
All of the art in the Vatican is advertising–for Christianity. In fact, Bach’s “Jesu” is itself a celebration of Christianity. Is that any reason to denigrate it as art? Why can’t advertising be art? United Airlines used Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” as its corporate theme for years. Was that exploitation?
Oct 10th, 2011 / 12:05 pm
Not only is it an incredible waste of wood, time and energy, they had the audacity to set this up in the woods to disturb all the wildlife with their nonsense. There must have been construction and camera crews in an otherwise pristine area. All done to promote a product and make money. SAD.
Oct 15th, 2011 / 7:32 pm
Making money! Whast a concept! The last humorless and atonal commentator needs to look around his stunningly stupid person to see a few products he neds that are not nearly as aesthetically pleasing and awe-inspiring as this xylophone in the woods. Prissy and self serving.
Oct 15th, 2011 / 7:47 pm
i love the ingenuity of the human spirit. Long may it continue to grow.
Nov 5th, 2011 / 10:21 pm
!dissapointed – NO SOUND!
Nov 13th, 2011 / 8:43 am
This is amazing!!!
Dec 4th, 2011 / 9:17 pm
thanks offering nature and mausic 2gather
Dec 15th, 2011 / 6:06 am
I can never get enough of the video. Amazing people who did this. Thank you for showing it to the world.
Merry Christmas to all.
Dec 15th, 2011 / 11:38 am
what wonderfully inspired minds to have taken the time and patience to produce this piece of inspiring magic! I could feast on the sound all day ! Soft gentle natural, This convinces me that God created us to enjoy nature music and pure talent!! Thank you for making my day.
Jan 3rd, 2012 / 6:14 am
In His image…little creators…and little appreciators.
Jan 3rd, 2012 / 7:16 am
Fabulous….thank you for sharing all the hard and lengthy work. So what if it is an ad…it was better than turning your T.V. on………..Magnificent!
Jan 5th, 2012 / 1:34 pm
Forest is always full of music – u made more enjoyable in unique way
Jan 5th, 2012 / 7:54 pm
Aug 12th, 2012 / 3:29 am
How creative and so very enjoyable.
Aug 14th, 2012 / 1:25 am
Man has finally brought beauty and nourishment to our ever giving Mother Nauture. I too want to hug all involved
Jan 10th, 2013 / 12:10 pm
What a precious gift this was today! Bless you… all… who were involved in anyway!
Feb 22nd, 2013 / 1:52 pm
This is so beautiful, that I’m unable to even find the right words! Thank you, everyone, who was involved in the incredible project!
May God bless you!
Feb 25th, 2013 / 11:26 am
Wow. What a work but what a sound …….amazingly beautiful !!!
Mar 12th, 2013 / 2:48 pm
Aug 6th, 2013 / 6:29 pm
That was wonderful! That was a lot of work for everyone involved and what a unique idea.
Aug 13th, 2013 / 4:13 pm
Ditto Elizabeth and Joan. Creative! Isn’t that how the Creator made us?
Aug 14th, 2013 / 8:29 am
Absolutely brilliant! I’m so impressed with the ‘engineering’ and ‘musical talent’ required to create such a thing of beauty! And as othes have said below, I’m glad these talented folks were paid for their efforts. Why not?!!
Aug 20th, 2013 / 5:58 pm
Am I the only one that suspects this video is animated?
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