This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft, Iowa . In other words, farm equipment! It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video, but as you can see, it was well worth the effort. It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian.
Just so you are a little prepared, balls (hundreds. if not thousands. during the performance) come out of a tube, hit an object (remember â€“ farm equipment!) -and sometimes multiple objects - before going back into another tube. Of the all the balls you will see, NOT ONE hits the floor!!