Episode 23 – Sounds like tech spirit

July 22, 2010 16:26 by andi

I was in the museum’s collection store the other day, the one that houses a lot of technology items, and wondered what it would sound like if it came alive at midnight. Would it be a noisy place? The historic clocks would chime, the wind-up toys would clatter and buzz, the industrial machines would hum a rhythmic bass and some old computers game would beep and bop while the phonograph players would wind-up waltz. Then again, it might be such a cacophony that it would sound like the pots and pans cupboard collapsing. In this episode, we ask one of the Museum Victoria curators to activate objects that usually lie silent so we can celebrate the sounds of some unusual collection objects.

Of sound mind, Dr Andi

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Detail of the music box showing metal pins. | David Demant with the music box. | David demonstrating the cardboard phonograph. Photos by Andi Horvath. Detail of the music box showing metal pins. | David Demant with the music box. | David demonstrating the cardboard phonograph. Photos by Andi Horvath.

Show notes

Mr David Demant, Senior Curator, Information and Communication

Production

Dr Andi Horvath – Senior Curator, Museum Victoria
Arch Cuthbertson – Podcast Recording Services


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