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THE MAKING AND THE SOUND OF AN ALPHORN

Description: Ljubisav Dinić narrates about the traditional manufacturing of the alphorn. In the past, the means of communicating a gathering or an event greatly differed from those today. Circles of older women and young girls knitting or other get-togethers were announced through the unique song of the alphorn, which also used to reveal the location the meeting would take place at. Unfortunately, nowadays we are lacking musicians to play this instrument as well as instrument makers. Ljubislav is the last alphorn maker still living in the village who learned from his ancestors how to build it.

Cite as: Fáśeaŕa şî ḑîcatúra în búśim – The making and the sound of an alphorn; performer: Ljubisav Dinić; camera/ interview: Thede Kahl, Andreea Pascaru; transcription: Thede Kahl, Andreea Pascaru, Sabrina Tomić; translation: Andreea Pascaru, Sabrina Tomić; editors: Ani Antonova, Sabrina Tomić; retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID number: timo1262RSV00010a.

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