Did You See This?

Rock, Covered by Rocks

A machine uses stones to play “Here Comes the Sun.”

Artist Neil Mendoza created a machine that allows rocks to play in a rock band. Literal rocks.

In the video above, the musical stones cover The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun,” and the result sounds like a music box. How does it work? Mendoza explains: “The rock band is composed of electromechanical instruments that make music with rocks by throwing them through the air, slapping them and making them vibrate.” The machine is controlled by a computer.

Why “Here Comes the Sun?” According to Mendoza, it’s “biographical, describing the daily experience of a rock sitting on the ground.” Aww.