Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Viola Organista' Built In Real Life, Looks Like Piano, Sounds Like A String Orchestra

November 22, 2013


These are a couple videos of Leonardo Da Vinci's (previously only conceptual) Viola Organista being played in real life. The instrument was built by Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki from a drawing Da Vinci made almost 500 years ago. 500 years ago -- can you even imagine that? Most of us weren't even born then. "None of us were born by then." Ha, you think witches and wizards don't read Geekologie? I know at lease one old sorcerer who uses Geekologie as his homepage. Makes him feel younger. "You stole my owl." SHUT YOUR FACE, ARCHIBALD.

Hit the jump for a brief news report, and a long video of the thing being played.

Thanks to Broseph, who's convinced Da Vinci was a time traveler. Or at least a dream walker.

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