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Musical Instruments

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The yin and yang musicians describe the artist’s memories of playing Taiwanese folk songs with her grandfather every time she visited her home country. The figures rest on top of a scholar’s rock carrying the wisdom her grandfather wishes to pass to her. The two musicians are functional  “Xun” 【陶塤】, a type of wind instrument that dates back to 5,000 BC in ancient China. Watch and listen to them by scanning the QR code. 

Sound Waves 2023
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Listen to the instruments of Sound Waves. 

Featuring 4 of the instruments from the left.

Chinese Xun 2023
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XUN【塤】(pronounced "shoon")

Origins: China

The most primitive form of the Xun in clay was found 7000 years ago. Developed into a musical instrument in Shang dynasty (1600 – 1046BC).