Reinhold Marxhausen was perhaps most famous for his sound sculptures. After they appeared on NPR and Late Night with David Letterman, he received requests for them from all over the United States. Shake or tap the Cosmic Cube then hold it to your ear. This small Cosmic Cube is a unique design; it is covered in felt and the internal structure seems to be different. The result is a completely unique sound. The felt, while completely intact, has experienced some deterioration over the years.
This piece is has been made available by Concordia University’s Center for Liturgical Arts. Proceeds from the sale of this piece will go toward restoring Reinhold Marxhausen’s original Seward studio. In the CLA’s inventory it is numbered MS4.