The busy days continue.  This evening I worked the Prince of Persia premiere as an editor.  Working premiere’s is always a stressful experience because tapes come in minute by minute and you have to cut something together for a satellite feed later that night.  So, I ended the night pretty much sapped of all energy.   So for tonight’s post I decided to share something with you from my past.  A very special thing, actually.  It’s all about a recording I have that I consider myself very very lucky to have recorded and today I’m going to share it with you.

 

It dates back to April of 2007.  Jenny and I were working on the set of Prince Caspian.  We had just arrived in Prague a few days earlier.  Our friend, Jeff,  came out and visit us this week as well.  On this particular day we were doing the quintessential touristy things walking around and seeing the sights.  At the end of the day as we left Prague castle we saw a sign that said “Muzeum”.  It turned out to be a match made in heaven for me because it was a museum of mechanical instruments!  And I had recently bought this little field recorder so it was serendipitous to say the least.

 

 

The owner of the place was kind enough to tour us through almost the whole collection.  From tiny music boxes meant for birds to giant ones meant for dance hall sized noise it was an amazing thing to be there.  Each music box had it’s own unique charm and the trip through the museum as a whole was completely wonderful.

 

 

I hope you enjoy!

Visit to the Mechanical Music Museum

3 Replies to “Day 072 / My Favorite Recording

  1. Matty

    I really dug this. It reminded me of when my family and I went to the Amargosa Opera House all the way out in Death Valley. They had a room there with this crazy piano/one-man-band type contraption that I’m guessing had been around since the late 1800s. Loved this piece, so very cool.

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