The top part of a cannen as found in the 233rd Age

A cannen was a D'ni device for recording sound and playing it back. Thanks to its simple technology, Gehn was able to reconstruct a crude version himself on his 233rd Age and could record himself playing a maral-obe.[1][2]


  • Riven
  • Uru: To D'ni - In Uru: To D'ni, a Relto page can be obtained which places a cannen in the hut in Relto. It plays the music from the original Uru Live trailer.
  • In the above, explorers can also add their own music to the cannen by adding it to a folder in the game files.
  • Myst Online: Uru Live - In Myst Online: Uru Live, a Relto page for the cannen is available in Descent. It plays Gehn's theme from Riven. A cannen was also placed in the Kadish Gallery. Activating it does not play any music, but another song (the theme from the Gallery) is added to the cannen in Relto.



  1. Riven Soundtrack booklet
  2. From Myst to Riven, p. 105