Monday, September 08, 2008

Listen to the Epigonion

Ancient Greece Musical Instrument Epigonion Heard Again Thanks To Astra Project | Technology | Sky News: "The sound of the Epigonion, a wooden string instrument similiar to a modern-day harp, has been recreated by ASTRA (Ancient instruments Sound/Timbre Reconstruction Application) project.

The modelling process needs extreme amounts of computing power which means it would take about four hours for a computer to reproduce a sound lasting 30 seconds.

But through the use of high-spec technology ASTRA have produced a performance of one of the oldest known musical scores dating back to the Middle Ages."

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