FM3 Buddha Machine Philip Glass


  • $27.00

What is it? The Buddha Machine is a small plastic box that plays meditative music composed by Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian.

More than a decade ago the Beijing-based duo of Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian released their first "Buddha Machine" loop box, a quirky pocket sound system that propelled sound art into the consumer mainstream. For their newest release, Virant and Zhang team up with Philip Glass for a special-edition Buddha Machine to commemorate the legendary American composer's 80th birthday on January 31, 2017. This new unit comes in two soft-tone colors, and offers seven long-playing loops of distinctive and hypnotic Glass works, featuring piano, organ and voice.

Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).


  • Turn On/Off: Press and Hold the switch
  • Change loop: Turn the switch Up or Down
  • Change Volume: Turn the switch Down & Hold (Louder) or Up & Hold (Quieter)