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Annual Saturnalia Party

Date: Tuesday 13th December 2016

Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Venue: Holywell Music Rooms, OX1 3SD & Wadham College, OX1 3PN


18:00 - 18:30 Registration

18:30 - 19:30 'Reconstructing Ancient Sounds'

Dr Armand D’Angour and graduate students from the Faculty of Classics will present the Orestes papyrus – a unique specimen of Classical Greek music. The presenters will illustrate how the music imitates the content of the text, using available performance resources (voice/singers/instrumentalist) and show videos of different aspects of the reconstruction. In addition there will be a short talk on how ancient vocal sounds were theorised.

19:40 - 21:00 Drinks reception, Wadham College

Please click HERE to register for the event.