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From heaven above (2009)

Altered music box recordings played in a Mr. Whippy (ice cream) van. 20:00.

Prepared & processed music box, based on the Lutheran Hymn "From heaven above to earth I come." I used an antique Thorens music box, inherited from my great aunt, as the starting point for this piece. The slightly bent disk give the playback an off-kilter, stop & start quality. I recorded this, and then treated the sounds using Ableton Live. This was one of several music box pieces created for the "Dream Percussion" event at National Film & Sound Archive in Canberra. The music box recordings were played through the speakers of a "Mr. Whippy" (antique ice cream) van.

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Created with support from Arts Queensland and the National Film & Sound Archive.