A Music Box (Lid) - Digital (Revised) - © 2016, DS
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"But, then, I had my answer. As I had maintained to myself from the beginning, love is love. Or, if you prefer, all love is Love. Add to this the Language of the Birds - a mystical language, wherein love is a fundamental force as well as an emotion - and we are presented with a new landscape, a new equation. And, in this alchemical Land of Love, all experiences are authentic, and all activities of the psyche are allowed."
- Quoting myself from text which previously appeared here (under the title: The Language of Birds and the Alchemy of Love: A Music Box).
Well, it's official: this post has now formally been divorced from its original purpose. But, don't fret, because the series it was meant to introduce has survived and, in fact, has been expanded (!).
You'll note I've updated the music box panel images here. This to reflect the virtual object's present state, which will be revealed shortly in my next post. Also, I'm going to repurpose this post by adding a some music box miscellanea... specifically a video which explores a unique phenomenon created by music box tunes punched into a paper tape as opposed to the steel pins, combs and discs used in vintage music boxes...
|A Music Box (front panel) - Digital (revised) - © 2016, DS.|
|A Music Box (side panel) - Digital (revised) - © 2016, DS.|
The video below features Viennese composer Karlheinz Essl performing his 2008 piece for music box which he has punched into paper tape. Depending upon the orientation - that it, whether the tape is inserted into the player backwards , forwards, upside or down, a different tune is created. At the very end he plays the tape revealing the original song.
And, for those interested, here's some music box links I came across during the course of my music box journey: a source for some amazing vintage music boxes, The House of Automata and The Automata Blog, a source for a collection of miniature music box lockets.
Lastly, the various music box tunes I've been featuring on the sidebar recently, will eventually make their way to this spot.
Previous Music Box Tunes:
The Language of Birds & the Alchemy of Love Series*:
A Music Box (introduction and menu)
The Language of Birds & the Alchemy of Love (I): The Music Box
The Music Box Supplements:
Supplement 1. The Restoration of Symmetry:
The Restoration of Symmetry - a) The Philosopher's Stone
(The Language of the Birds: A Musical Interlude)
(b) The Tale of Two Symmetries: A Lover's Sigil, A Lover's Cross
(c) The Restoration of Symmetry & The Third Gender
Love and a Deck of Cards - The History of Romance
Music: Love's Transcendent Function
The Swan People
The Language of Birds & the Alchemy of Love (II):
The Language of Birds & the Alchemy of Love (III):
Dark Eros (or Eros Underground)
* Titles of the (proposed) posts, and/or their order, may be edited slightly during the course of the completion of this series. Links to finished posts will appear when the posts are online.
|Where the Key Was Kept - digital - © 2016, DS|