ARCHÆOMUSICA - The Sounds and Music of Ancient Europe

The exhibition ARCHÆOMUSICA tours Europe between June 2016 and May 2018 (for the exhibition venues, click here). For the first time the highlights of ancient European musical instruments are brought together, presented in the form of high-quality replicas and reconstructions. Wherever possible, the instruments are made from the same materials and with the same production techniques as the originals. Some of them are provided for hands-on exploration and can be played. A set of multimedia installations including the SOUNDGATE and the innovative audio tour composed like a listening book explain the making and playing of these fascinating instruments from the past.

Usually, the past is considered to be silent, but in this exhibition you will discover that it can also speak to us in the most beautiful way. ARCHÆOMUSICA explores an unheard world of sound from ancient Europe, in which the unifying elements of music without boundaries are a constant theme. The exhibition shows the links between European cultures of the past through music, the development of instruments through the ages, and their uses and meanings.

ARCHÆOMUSICA (Ystad, Sweden)
Watch Exhibition Film (Ystad, Sweden)
See the pictures of the Archaeomusica exhibition (Ystad, Sweden). Photo Credits: Placido Scardina
© 2015 EMAP - European Music Archaeology Project

Comune di Tarquinia, Assessorato alla Cultura - Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 6 - 01016 Tarquinia (VT) - by Studio ARCHITUTTO DESIGNER'S - Italy

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