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Ancient Epiginion concert video now available

In December 2008, a unique concert was staged using the digitally reconstructed sounds of the epigonion, a harp-like instrument from Ancient Greece, alongside the Sonora Network Ensemble's performance of the Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka's Psalm "Laetatus sum". This world premiere showcased the sounds of an instrument of the past, reconstructed via computer-intensive modelling, being performed alongside real instruments such as violins and flutes as well as voices. The sounds of the Epigonion have been recreated by a team of researchers from the ASTRA (Ancient instruments Sound/Timbre Reconstruction Application) project using the high-speed networks GEANT2 and EUMEDCONNECT.

To watch excerpts of the concert, click here.

For more information about the performance, click here.

To listen to a recording of the Epiginion playing the Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor, click here

To listen to a recording of the Epiginion playing the Scarlatti Sonata in G Major, click here

For more information about the sound reconstruction of the Epigonion, click here

NEW!!! + Extract of the concert given by the SONORA Network Ensemble (Epigonion: F. De Mattia, Cello: Leonardo Massa, Percussions/Vocals: P. Cimmino) during the opening ceremony of the EUMEDCONNECT2 network. Amman, Jordany, 4 November 2008
First Concert using a reconstructed Epigionion
(samples generated on the EUMEDCONNECT and GEANT2 infrastructures)

o Amman, Variations on Bach, Live Epigionion, wooden resonant structure, plucked and hammered strings

+ Epigonion sound recostruction example (generated on the EUMEDCONNECT and GEANT2 infrastructures)

o Middle age piece (G. Dufay) played on 4 recostructed Epigonions, wooden resonant structure, plucked and hammered strings

+ Epigonion sound recostruction example (generated on the EUMEDCONNECT infrastructure)

o Excerpt from a XVII Century piece (C. Monteverdi) played on 4 recostructed Epigonions, wooden resonant structure, plucked and hammered strings