An eccentric guitarist of Missouri, Mr. Patrick Bruce Metheny (pronounced mə-THEE-nee), has devised an ingenious way to save the expense of a supporting orchestra. He has used an “Orchestrion”, a musical machine composed of 60 musical instruments, including drums, marimbas, pianos, guitars, as well a series of bottles filled with liquids (to mix the tones).
All the instruments are interlaced with each other through craft media, such as car engines, typewriters, various gadgets and buckles. Everything is then controlled directly from the guitar of Mr. Metheny.
The result is acoustically fascinating, also an accountant has calculated that the Orchestrion’s construction cost, is certainly less than the sum of the salaries of 60 musicians.