Bird Song Ocarina with Milan Tarascas
The ocarina is an ancient wind musical instrument. The first known ocarina-like instrument appeared about 12000 years ago. The ocarina’s origins can be traced back to many different cultures. In South and Central America, the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas all developed and performed on clay ocarinas which were often shaped like birds or animals. Ocarinas shaped like birds and animals could also be found in India as early as 5000 BC. China had its own form of ocarina called a Xun which was more rounded and egg-like in shape.
The 90 min workshop will take participants step by step through the process of making their very own ceramic ocarina. Participants are invited to collect their finished instrument on the 23nd June and be part of Tuning Clay-a festival at Rochester square celebrating the coming together of sound and ceramics.
Booking essential, specify name, email and session. 15 spaces max.