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Allegro Largo Triste

21 September 2017

Run Time

36 mins

Allegro Largo Triste

In Allegro Largo Triste (2017), Froment films the polyphonic music of Franco Melis, a Sardinian musician and launeddas player, one of the most ancient musical instruments in Europe. Instruments consist of three reed pipes, with a five-note reed on each hand plus a drone. The player uses circular breathing, playing all three pipes simultaneously to accompany dancers or religious processions.





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Aurélien Froment


Margaret Salmon

Sound design

Pete Smith