Rebuilding the musical instruments of the ancient Khmer (VF + VFSTe)


Rebuilding the musical instruments of the ancient Khmer (VF + VFSTe)

Published on Feb 26, 2016

Rebuilding the musical instruments of the ancient Khmer French ethnomusicologist and archaeomusicologist Patrick Kersalé has spent over 25 years in Asia, searching for historic instruments and studying surviving traditional music. But it was not enough for him. He has spent the past 4 years investigating musical instruments from the Angkorian world, through the iconography, inscriptions and archaeological objects. Based on that research, Kersalé has been able to rebuild extinct Angkorian instruments from the 7th to 13th centuries! Several kinds of harps, monochord zithers, cymbals, drums, trumpets, and conches have thus literally been brought back to life ! To know more about ancient music of Cambodia: https://www.soundsofangkor.org/ Reconstitution des instruments musicaux des Khmers anciens L’ethnomusicologue et archéomusicologue français Patrick Kersalé sillonne l’Asie depuis plus de 25 ans, à la recherche des instruments et des musiques anciennes. Mais cela ne lui suffisait pas. Il a passé les quatre dernières années à étudier les instruments de musique du monde angkorien, à travers l’iconographie, des inscriptions et des objets archéologiques. Sur la base de cette recherche, Patrick Kersalé a été en mesure de proposer des reconstitutions d’instruments joués entre 7 au 16ème siècle! Harpes, monocordes, cithares, cymbales, tambours, trompettes, conques et hautbois ont ainsi été littéralement ramené à la vie! Pour en savoir plus sur la musique ancienne du Cambodge: https://www.soundsofangkor.org/

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