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Friday, November 24, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Resounding: Bells of Ancient China

Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
1050 Independence Ave SW,
Washington, D.C., USA
Oct 14, 2017 To Dec 14, 2017


Detail: Musical innovations in the Bronze Age meld with today’s digital technology in this interactive exploration of ancient Chinese bells. Thousands of years ago, Chinese musicians worked with foundry technicians to cast matched sets of bronze bells of different sizes to produce a range of tones. They developed oval-shaped bells that, depending on where they were struck, produced two distinct pitches with an intentional interval between them. Resounding investigates this advancement, with displays of early instruments and a bell set discovered in a Chinese tomb, videos of ancient bells being played, and chances to compose your own music on bronze bells.

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