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Sounding Antiquity

Wed Oct 30 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

£5 – £16

Stef Conner and Barnaby Brown pull music out of archaeological remains with mind-blowing results. Their scholarly creativity is infused with a huge respect for the devotion of Homo sapiens to sacred music-making in Deep History, Mesopotamia, ancient Greece and Rome.

Playing reconstructed instruments, from a c38,000BCE vulture-bone pipe to a 10th-century triplepipe, all items in the programme are experimental contemporary constructions, composed or arranged by the performers drawing on evidence that is ancient and fragmentary. Barnaby Brown is the first Highland piper to apply the principles of the early music movement to pibroch. His work ranges from doctoral research on Hebridean piping to appearances in Netflix movies. RPS prize-winning composer Stef Conner is a former member of the folk band the Unthanks and a researcher into antiquity-inspired performance.

Stef Conner voice, lyres
Barnaby Brown bones, pipes, voice


Wed Oct 30
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
£5 – £16
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The Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

The Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York
York, YO10 5DD GB
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