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The Electronic Symphonion Music Box Revamps Nostalgia

 - Mar 23, 2012
References: vimeo & hackedgadgets
For those who have had the pleasure of listening to the delicate chiming of a music box, you know how soothing the repetition of its musical ring can be, and the Electronic Symphonion music box is a revamped adaptation of this classic melodious invention.

According to Martin Bircher, the innovator behind this design, the process utilizes "Digital Enhancement, which is an interactive sound installation consisting of an electrified Symphonion Brevet No. 28, a synthesizer, an amplifier and four headphones." The tune from the Electronic Symphonion music box sounds like something you would hear during an eerie segment of a frightening film, or from any Tim Burton movie.

Renovating an invention that has been around since the beginning of the previous century, the Electronic Symphonion music box is a modern adaptation of an antique treasure.