Say this five times fast: Koka Nikoladze.
Okay, it’s actually not that hard.
But what must’ve been hard was making an instrument made of decks of cards, a half full soda bottle, and other little trinkets.
But that’s exactly what the composer Koka Nikoladze did.
Koka describes the above contraption like this:
“Koka’s beat machines are electromechanical musical instruments, which are programmable and produce different kinds of rhythmic and melodic patterns.”
Koka is a Georgian composer based in Norway. And he makes some pretty wacky (but fascinating) instruments and thingamajigs. Check out his other videos here.
He started out as a violinist and composer, with programming and tech development skills. He says that “the will of creating is one of the most dominant human instincts…”