ARCHÆOMUSICA HAS BEEN LAUNCHED
On Wednesday, October 11, at the Former Paper Mill in the Regional Park of Appia Antica opens the exhibition ARCHÆOMUSICA. A timely and evocative journey in the world of ancient music: from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age, from the great classical civilizations to the Middle Ages, through replicas and reconstructions, both real and virtual, of musical instruments found in different European archaeological contexts.
The musical instruments used were made through the expertise and advice of various professionals: archaeologists, researchers, skilled artisans and musicians from all over Europe. The interactive exhibition offers the public the opportunity to see, hear and touch some of the most representative antique musical instruments. Visitors can avail of audioguides, audio-visual aids, video games and a "Soundgate": an area dedicated to knowledge and immersion into ancient musical atmospheres.
The European Music Archeology Project (EMAP) is a project selected and cofinanced by the Culture Program 2007. The initiative, to which the Lazio Region participates with nine partners, led by the Municipality of Tarquinia, started in June 2013 and will end in May 2018.
The project is a journey into the musical past with the aim of raising awareness of the common roots in the European cultural heritage.
The archeomusicology examines the importance that had previously been attributed to music, revealing cultural and religious aspects of great interest, unexpected interactions between civilizations and geographical interconnections; The research topics investigated are prehistoric archeology, particularly in northern Europe and classical archeology, aimed at Greek and Roman art, but there is also a growing interest in the musical aspects of other populations such as the Etruscans, the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Celts and Iberians.