Greek VaseOn Friday 10 November Professor Armand D’Angour was interviewed by John Humphrys on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme about the aulos, the double-pipe of ancient Greece which he has been researching as part of his Ancient Greek Music project along with JRF Dr Tosca Lynch (and others in Oxford and elsewhere). A collaborator on the project, piper Callum Armstrong, demonstrated some of the mesmeric sounds of the reconstructed Louvre aulos, the kind of instrument that was used to accompany an ancient Greek chorus (see image below) in dramatic performances in 5th-century BC Athens. Callum is currently accompanying the chorus of Aeschylus’ Suppliant Woman at the Young Vic, London following Prof. D’Angour's advice on the music for the production. A podcast of the interview is available via this link:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrtvg/episodes/downloads

The story was also featured on the BBC World Service (from 46.22 minutes):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172vslw2smcgx7