Singapore’s first musical box museum aims to share the short history of musical boxes and how they made their way to Singapore.
168 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068619. Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
This was recorded with our 3Dio FreeSpace Pro II Binaural Microphone by our Sound Devices MixPre 6ii. Listen using headphones for the best immersive effect!
This is the Atlantic Barrel Piano Orchestrion. It's much more than a traditional cylinder-type musical box. In addition to the 43 teeth cylinder musical box, The Atlantic contains a piano, mandolin, bass & snare drum, cymbals, and a triangle. It was made in Germany in 1902. It's over 2 m tall and a mechanical and musical work of art.
Located next to Thian Hock Keng temple, the Singapore Musical Box Museum is home to an amazing collection of both cylinder-type musical boxes and disc-type musical boxes. Many of the pieces are over a hundred years old.
Musical Boxes were an important symbol of European culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and Singapore played an integral part in their development in South-east Asia.
In our next few episodes, we're going to feature full renditions by a selection of the amazing musical boxes at the museum.
You've been hearing musical boxes, and here is the Singapore Music Box Museum at 168 Telok Ayer St, postcode 068619. Our thanks to Takumi Minami for making these episodes possible. Takumi-san is the First Curator at the Singapore Musical Box Museum. Check out this episode's show notes for more information, or visit our website, hearhere.show