Re-Covering the Ney Collection features a set of four reed-flute instruments brought from Egypt during the nineteenth century along with contemporary research on new organology and ethno-musicology. The exhibit features an assemblage of archival conundrums, instruments, and a modality of envisioning academic research through multiple forms of communication. The multimodal exhibit includes a musical performance, a media display, and a downloadable syllabus.
Re-Covering the Ney Collection is curated by Juan Castrillón, Doctoral Candidate in Music and CEE Graduate Certificate Student. The exhibit is co-sponsored by The Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, African Collections, Middle East Center, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Center for Experimental Ethnography and the Music Department.
The multimodal exhibition is on view at Marian Anderson Gallery on the 4th floor of Van Pelt Library from February 10 thru June 5, 2020.