There’s something magical about music boxes…
I have one from when I was child that plays swan lake, and another from my wife’s childhood that plays happy birthday. I love the way they slow down and eventually stop. They evoke peaceful memories of that time.
I never thought someday, it would be possible to have my own music on one. I created one for a piece I wrote called Tayoki when I finished Tamaishi.
This year, I hope to complete a music box with the main theme from Where All the Little Things Live, “Severed Sky”. I’ve started an arrangement of the tune that I’m really happy with. It lasts about 32 seconds and and has interesting voices harmonies, and loops seamlessly.
I plan on putting this either in an enclosure by Windy Weather Bindery, or maybe a wooden one by Barnett Custom Woodworks. I’m not sure if I would like this to be stand alone, or with a book — at the moment I think it would be better with a copy of the book, but I think the idea of having it be its own thing with a stop mechanism.
I’ll be updating this post as things progress. Stay tuned!