British Museum
Fri 19 May 2023
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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Join a special, multi-sensory experience, led by Armand D’Angour.
Music played a prominent role in ancient Greek life. Schools, theatres, temples, processions, concerts, and dinner parties all featured lyres and doublepipes. From these ancestors evolved the guitars, harps, keyboards, and reed instruments of modern life.
What did Classical Greek music sound like? Hundreds of original instruments survive and sixty scores exist with musical notation. This interactive lecture recital brings superlative archaeological evidence to life through practical experiment, scholarly sleuth work, and creative play. Don’t expect to sit still!
This event is being held in partnership with the British Academy.