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Link of the Week - The Epigonion is heard once more

Music historians believe that the Epigonion's closest relative, was a "psaltery," shown above, a musical instrument that was plucked or hammered. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain Image.

As we reported last September in "Ancient musical instrument comes back to life," a harp-like instrument from ancient Greece can now be heard again for the first time in centuries, due to the grid and a computer modelling project known as ASTRA (Ancient Instruments Sound/Timbre Reconstruction Application).

In the first week of March, after the EGEE User Forum in Catania, Sicily, BBC Radio 4 treated its listeners to an interview with Domenico Vicinanza of ASTRA, in which he described the process of reconstructing this long-lost instrument. 

And you can now hear a full-blown “concert” done in Naples, using virtual epigonions on the grid.  (Note: This may be slow to load, depending on software configuration and type of connection.)


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