October 24th, 2006

Stereo Field-recording of a kermis organ in a small German town while a funfair. The recorded selfplaying organ machine was build in 1904 by a Bavarian organ builder. It works with folded papers that have holes to code the music. Outside you see a barocklike design with angels drumming and a moving conductor in the middle etc. Each musical play has always about 6 to 12 music tracks. The music are folksongs or popular music at the beginning of the 20th century. I separated the tracks by cutting and converted them from wav to mp3. The first part of this track I named "Promenade". The second part (where the rhythm changes) has the title "Gluehwuermchen". Its a folksong about a little beetle that glows with its bottom in the dark.


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    elexred 4 years, 11 months ago

    The Song is from the Operette "Frau Luna" from Paul Lincke.
    Name: "Gluehwuermchen Edyll"

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    miskatqinan 7 years, 9 months ago

    Hi there!

    Excellent soundbite.

    I used it to illustrate this story: http://cowbird.com/author/837/story/9540

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    FreyaB 8 years, 5 months ago

    excellent - thank you

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    milton. 10 years, 4 months ago

    it remines me of a old theater organ located in the Continental hotel, panama city republic of panama.
    in this example sound verry similar to the theater organ in panama city, grate sound.

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    bl33d 10 years, 7 months ago

    This sample was used in soundscape made for small exhibition in Finland.

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