rubato, mechanically (2010)

Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” arranged for music box by Joey Fala.

The chromatic music box has 33 notes – almost 3 chromatic octaves – and uses card/hole media. The music box is handmade in Japan by Takkoman Harada. For more information on the instrument, visit Takkoman Harada’s website.

first sounds – humanity’s first recordings of its own voice (1857- )

Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville was the first person to record his voice and send it into the future. David Giovannoni recounts how First Sounds discovered and played back these recordings 150 years later. This is a fascinating documentary! Goosebump-inducing.