Friday, February 11, 2005
Virtual Music Museum.
I've been cleaning up my email inbox, as I've accumulated over 350 messages in there and I learned that this is a very inefficient way of living. In doing so, I came across an annoucement for The Virtual Instrument Museum hosted by Wesleyan University's Music Department. The museum contains video and audio demonstrations of over 100 instruments from Wesleyan's World Musical Instrument Collection, played by Wesleyan faculty and students. Want to learn about a dundun, an axatse, or a kayagu˘m? This is your place. Besides recordings and videos, each display includes detailed descriptions of the materials, the playing techniques, and extensive bibliographies. Have fun!