Crumhorn: A blast from the past (an introduction to the crumhorn)

Location

Barbican Music Library
Silk Street
EC2 8DS London
United Kingdom
Saturday, 9 March 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Ticket price: 
FREE
About the event: 

In association with the Making Music Together exhibition, take part in a free instrumental workshop at Barbican Music Library, London, on Saturday 9 March. Spaces are limited so please book now to secure your place.

But what exactly is a crumhorn?  And why do we get such a buzz from playing them? Bristol-based group CrumScrum share the fun and fury of making music with the most eccentric instrument of the Renaissance.... the J-shaped crumhorn. In this demo-workshop there will be crumhorn facts, a bit of history context - as well as crumhorn anatomy. They will take a close-up look at how ‘reed' and ‘windcap' create the distinctive buzz and soundscape of hte crumhorn. 

And if you like it, you can have a go! CrumScrum delivers a genuine blast from the past and insight on why making music with crumhorns is special.  

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CrumScrum is part of Music at Number 11, which brings together enthusiastic musicians from a range of backgrounds and professions to present music from across the centuries.