Instrument Making Workshop I

Guittern / Romanesque Harp

July 10-12, 2020

In the town of Besalú

Musical Instrument Making Workshop

Course Details

Romanesque Harp or Guittern

Faculty: Asier de Benito

In this workshop the luthier Asier de Benito will teach participants how to build a Romanesque harp or a Guittern.

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The guittern will be based on the depiction from the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X (Codex El Escorial, j.b.2, fol. 90).Three double strings. No carvings.

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The Romanesque harp will be based on different 12th-century representations. 12 strings. No carvings.

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All materials and tools will be provided. 

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At the end of the workshop students will take with them the instrument that they have built. These instruments can be used if the participants also want to take the Manuscript to Performance course, the Voices & Instruments course, or the Roman de Fauvel workshop.

COURSE INFO

Location

In the town of Besalú

Dates & Duration

July 10-12, 2020
18 hours

Price

750€
for the construction of 1 instrument (guittern or Romanesque harp)
Reservation deposit required (non-refundable): 500€

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Languages

English / Spanish

Requirements

No experience building musical instruments is necessary

Register for 2020

Places are limited for each section, so sign up early.

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