Composer’s Neanderthal recreation

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7874415.stm

Neanderthals may even have been there at the origins of music

Neanderthals may even have been there at the origins of music

While at the Current Archaeology conference in Cardiff, I was lucky enough to see  part of this..

BBC news report..  and you even get to hear an excerpt

A musical experience with a difference is being previewed at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff – an attempt to recreate the sound of the Neanderthals.

Jazz composer Simon Thorne was given the task of creating the “soundscape” to provide a musical backdrop to some of the ancient exhibits on display.

The musician says the work is “probably the most unusual” he has undertaken.

Goes along with Steve Mithens work.

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