Pairs of Horns in Antiquity: Male and Female

Fri, 09 May 2014 16:00:00 IST - Fri, 09 May 2014 17:00:00 IST, 16:00

At Mechanics Institute, Middle St

Organised by Medieval Studies and Galway Early Music

This very special event will feature Simon O’Dwyer and John Kenny playing pairs of horns including animal horns, Bronze Age cast pairs, Iron Age trumpets and Early Medieval horns. The performance is based on a theory by Dr. Peter Holmes which presents the occurrence of pairs of horns representing ‘male and female’ throughout the musical ages. Musical compositions by Simon and John will be interspersed with information and images discussed by Peter Holmes. This will be the first occasion that the theory of ‘male and female’ musical instruments will be demonstrated as a possibility for the evolution of music and culture in the history of mankind.

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