This one ranks right up there with the weirder musical instruments. The Beer Organ is a keyboard device that actuates compressed air which blows over the openings of beer bottles.
The organ has brass fittings, lighting and is contained in a walnut enclosure on casters.
It has an air pump controller and self playing device (like a player piano) which allows the organ to also play musical tunes unaided, or via keyboard or MIDI controlled device. Yes, it has Midi.
I know what you’re thinking, this is an instrument that someone recently threw together as a joke, a crazy DIY project. Nope, these have been around since the 1800’s.
Finally – a use for all those beer bottles you saved while you were in college.
Oh wait, I promised audio. Here it is!