Japanese Musical Instruments
|Dates:||11 May 2017|
|Times:||14:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Activity|
|Who is it for:||Adults, General public|
Leeds College of Music student, Thomas Wood and instrument-maker, Jamie Stewart, invite you to a truly unique, musical afternoon at Manchester Museum. This visit is an extension of their collaboration that hopes to teach others a little more about ancient Asian instruments.
Accompanying them on their visit will be the Dan Bau, Ehru, Guqin, Pipa and Saxian. Five handmade replica instruments with five equally vast and intriguing histories, some of which first date back to three thousand years ago
Feel free to come along and discuss the instruments, how they are made and performed, what composing for them was like and even try them out too! Each instrument’s enthralling sound and unusual playing style make them great fun, regardless of age. To finish, a short 10 minute video documenting Jamie’s workshop, materials and processes will be shown, with background music composed from the instruments themselves.
Adults, Free, Drop In
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