Photographer's Note

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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Additional Photos by Jacques Kuenlin (jiherka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 784 W: 125 N: 767] (4552)
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