August 6, 2004
I had said to you that I would speak to you about the angklug. It is an instrument which one call to percussion shaken. It is made entirely in bamboo. Each part is prepared by a craftsman. Most critical in fact the mobile tubes will give the note. For this, artisan of the picture, sorted these tubes according to their diameter. Then it cuts them. With the rudimentary xylophone which is beside him, he checks the note. But once the tourists one left, he takes the reader of frequency which is right in front of him (small gray box)... it is easier, but it is less traditional. After the assembly with the framework that you see on the left, you have an angklung. The instrument has one note. See on my previous picture. On this picture, you see that each girl plays of one only note, But you can also have a assembly of several angklung, which will give you several notes. After the visit of the workshop and the concert, one gave us to each one, an angklung. And the Master came and made us play... A concert of loan of 100 angklungs held by amateurs.... we had fun
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Rockyboy (20598) 2005-05-02 17:54
Ces photos d'Indonésie me donne de + en + envie d'y aller... Il faudra maintenant que j'aille écouter le son qui sort de cet angklug!
La scène est en tout cas très bien capturée avec les pièces en avant plan. Très bien vu mais peut être que je me serais accroupi pour prendre la photo. Ceci dit, on n'a pas toujours le temps de penser à ce genre de détail quand on est en vacances!
highpeak8 (139) 2005-05-02 21:45
Thanks for documenting an interesting aspect of Indonesia culture...clear and sharp picture.
bertolucci (13358) 2005-05-03 2:35
Hi Jacques very nice picture of this craftsmen @ work @ the famous 'anklung school'. A striking detail is that the resonance tubes point to the worker in front. Very well done & I love these instruments - I have one sitting on one of our Tannoys, gently vibrating when I play them to load :-). Best regards, Bert
Jeppe (18654) 2005-05-21 18:17
A fine example of this handcraft - even with the fillin flash did you manage to capture the atmosphere - thanks Jacques.
- Copyright: Jacques Kuenlin (jiherka) (4552)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
- Camera: Sony F828
- Exposure: f/1.3, 1/30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Périple en Indonésie
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-02 16:53