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Another compelling artifact from Ranjit’s adventures in musical instrument making – Instrument-a-day 24: Mobius Music

It’s a familiar tune played upside-down and backwards, and then just backwards, and then upside-down and backwards again. Over and over, forever.

Looks like he’s using a DIY music box kit. Hmmm, anyone decipher the identity of the original “familiar” tune?

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!



  1. Neil Goodall says:

    Happy Birthday to you…

  2. Anonymous says:

    I really wish I knew the tune, it’s beautiful.

    Clearly not Happy Birthday to you though…

  3. Collin Cunningham says:

    ya – I actually grabbed the audio and reversed it to no avail :/

  4. ranjit says:

    …it IS happy birthday! Collin, did you listen to the whole thing reversed, or only part of it? You might have heard only the part that was also inverted.

  5. Collin Cunningham says:

    @ranjit – aha! That makes sense, must’ve been the inverted portion