Artists Build a Massive Fully Functioning Pipe Organ out of Pringles Cans

Brooklyn-based mixed-media artist collective Fall On Your Sword has created fully-functioning pipe organ is made from 250 pringles cans The artists used Original, Sour Cream and Onion, and Tortilla Pringles to build the organ which they explain was inspred by the organ in The Goonies. Will Bates (cofounder of Fall On Your Sword) explains how the organ works, "We built ten keys below the organ's pipes by connecting the cans to springs. Pushing a key triggers a tone, causing air generated by hidden fans within the tubes to flow out of the pipes at the top of the organ. "We want the piece to feel like a real instrument, so the tones will be based on manipulated recordings of organ tones and resonances played through the cans themselves. Participants can make up their own tune, and have their own unique experience with the piece."

 Find out more about Fall on Your Sword here.

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