I am pleased to share with you my lecture on the Roman tibiae which was given in September last year in the frames of the Short Summer School “Music Archaeology” organised by Berliner Antike-Kolleg in cooperation with the EMAP – European Music Archaeology Project. The lecture was part of a block devoted to music in ancient Rome which I had a pleasure to share with Jutta Günther.
You will find here plenty of iconographic examples of auloi/tibiae and several archaeological evidences for the pipes with metal keywork which enabled modulations during the performance and, as mentioned by Stefan in his previous post, might be used in the Hellenistic and Roman theatre. I also show archaeological finds of tibiae with side-tubes which are subject of research for my on-going PhD project at the Berlin University of the Arts.
At the end of the presentation you will find one short musical example on the Louvre aulos (see 00:47 minute).
I’d like to express my warmest thanks to Adje Both and Jana Kubatzky for organization of the summer school, to my co-lecturer Jutta Günther for a very satisfying cooperation, and to those who made this video possible: Henrike Simon and Winny Henkel from Berliner Antike-Kolleg, and CeDiS of the Free University Berlin with Karsten Pruehl, whose enormous patience during the production process helped to achieve the high quality results.