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Materializing Sound in Antiquity: Materials as a bodily and symbolic component of sound objects 0

Materializing Sound in Antiquity: Materials as a bodily and symbolic component of sound objects

Call for papers Session organizers: Arnaud Saura-Ziegelmeyer (France) and Daniel Sánchez Muñoz (Spain) Discussant: Stefan Hagel (Austria)   Materials used to make musical instruments or sound objects are essential in archaeomusicological studies. They allow us to assess the acoustic capacities of artefacts and to reconstruct the soundscapes of Antiquity. Bronze (and more generally metals), but also wood or terracotta have their own logic, and they raise a set of questions (conservation, restoration, lifespan, sound range). Beyond their inherent acoustic properties, materials can also be addressed as components and indicators of practical and symbolic functions. Different issues can...

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