Cyprus Mail

A exhibition gives sound evidence

The touring exhibition Archaeomusica will stop off at the Archaelogical Park in Kato Paphos as part of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 events on Monday.

The exhibition, which has been touring Europe since June last year and will continue its journey until May 2018, brings together ancient European musical instruments 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 with the use of 3D technology, 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.

Archaeomusica enables visitors to fully experience the astonishing world of the ancient musical instruments and also provides an amazing journey through time and space, beginning from the origins of European musical tradition. It also provides evidence that music is the common root of European cultures and so music can reveal facts about ancient civilizations since it has created a network of relationships and points of contact among us long before we became aware of our common identity.

A guided tour of the exhibition will take place on Monday, along with a music event which will be based on the music of the Greek composer and theorist of Greek music Manos Hadjidakis.

Multimedia exhibition. Opens on May 29 at 7pm until August 21. Archaelogical Park, Kato Paphos. 8.30am-5pm. Tel: 26-955166

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