Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Instrumental

While I was having a sneaky peak around Pitville Pump Room last week I snuck into a side room off of the balcony. The room was full of these oriental-looking musical instruments, not what I was expecting to find in the Pump Room. Does anyone have any idea what country they might originate from? I have no clue.

13 comments:

slim said...

What a magical find. I have no clue where they are from. I would love to hear their music.

Tash said...

Lovely - so colorful and orderly and ancient looking...
BTW I know, I know!!! http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Traditional_indonesian_instruments04.jpg - A gong collection in a Gamelan ensemble of instruments - Indonesian Embassy Canberra
OH, you've got to check this site out!
http://www.monkeyc.org/play.html

Leif Hagen said...

My first guess was Thailand but the comment above mine made me think maybe Indonesia. The long, floor "xylophones" remind me of my trip to Bali! Spectacular photo of your treasure chest find!

Tash said...

Sorry, the link above is incomplete...just check Traditional Indonesian music on Wikipedia

Keropok Man said...

With the dragon on top, it looks like traditional Chinese instruments.

But they should be Indonesian Gamelan instruments. :-)

Virginia said...

Really lovely. I"m thinking Oriental but I don't really know.
V

magiceye said...

colorfully musical! the percussion instruments are similar to the ones we have in india

Bibi said...

Wooo, what a find. They're lovely, and I'd love to make them sound....

Jim K said...

They look like a lot of cooking pots. I used to get in trouble for banging them when I was little.

Hilda said...

They're gorgeous! And they look Indonesian to me too. Cheltenham doesn't happen to have a gamelan ensemble, does it? If you ever have the opportunity to watch/listen, don't miss it!

JM said...

I would never guess, but after checking I can say they are from Indonesia! My hint was Korea or even China... totally wrong! :-)

Mo said...

Definitely Asian and my guess is also Indonesian. What a cool find.

brian stout said...

very cool, and it looks like a great musical good time, if you only had a room full of musicians!

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