June 22 2019
Episode Four of JUJU features luthier and musician Giuseppe Severini giving a talk titled Sounds of the Cosmos: Heavenly Harmony since prehistory to modern times. The talk will be followed by a concert on instruments designed and built by Signore Severini himself.
A maker of “philological instruments” from the Dark Ages, Signore Severini’s lively blog ↗ and Youtube channel ↗ reconstruct forgotten musical histories and instruments using a combination of field visits, scholarly research, and classical craftsmanship. Giuse previously built the Harp of BRUD, an enneatonic Aeolian harp devised by BRUD based on classical Greek macrotonal tuning. When asked which instruments he would bring to JUJU, Giuseppe replied: “I don't know yet! I must choose the best: Cosmic psaltery, Boneflute, conchshell, mizmar, rombos, little organistrum.”