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Möbius Music Box


Hey, remember that music box kit I was playing with a few months ago? Vi Hart had the brilliant idea of twisting the paper into a Möbius strip! This effectively doubles the length of the music and presents an interesting compositional challenge.

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One Response to “Möbius Music Box”

  1. Lars Says:

    That does sound interesting. Did you try composing anything for it?
    So you have a stretch of music A followed by the same stretch played upside-down A’, and then it repeats A again?

    Sounds like a canon with melodic inversion
    http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~tas3/canonanatomy.html
    except in this case you have whole chords inverted.
    I wonder if any of Bach’s canons could be encoded this way?

    And presumably you have to make the end of A’ flow naturally into the beginning of A….