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11.05.2022 | 18H | CAN | Lisboa

 

Todos los Tonos y Ayres Ensemble
Spanish National Research Council, Spain
 
The Chinese Bayin 八音 system is one of the oldest musical instrument classification systems in the world, organizing them according to the main material they are made of and, therefore, their tone colour: metal, stone, earth, skin, silk, wood, gourd, and bamboo. In this talk I will review some of the most common instruments of each family, their history and acoustical properties, illustrated with videos and pieces of their classical repertoire.

 

Rubén García-Benito

Is Senior Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He earned his B.A. in Sinology and his B.S. in Theoretical Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics and Cosmology from the same institution. He also studied violin, recorder and composition. He was Research Fellow at Peking University and was sponsored by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music for several summer stays. His research interests include historical cross-cultural and musical exchanges. He is co-founder of Todos los Tonos y Ayres, the first Early Sino-European Music Ensemble in Spain with which he has recently recorded a CD in commemoration of the 450th birth anniversary of Spanish Jesuit Diego de Pantoja.