Absolut Quartet is basically an “automated multi-instrumental orchestral machine, a large-scale electromechanical sculpture consisting of three instruments and thousands of parts, working together to create one piece of music.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

The main timbre is a marimba played by balls shot from a robotic cannon. Other components include a series of wineglasses played by little robotic fingers and an array of robotic percussive instruments

[via GizmodoNewLaunches]