Romanian Monk practicing 'Toaka'.He is beating the Semantron (a wooden board made of heart of Maple or Beech) with two wooden mallets to summon the monastics to... prayer. Where there is a metal Semantron, it is customary to strike it after the wooden one has been played.The semantron is sounded every midnight for night offices (Midnight Office and Matins) this is done by the candle-lighter.The Semantra are usually suspended by chains from a peg in the proaulion (porch of the catholicon) or outside the refectory door, or on a tree in the courtyard.Wild stuff !
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Nature is a musical instruments store! Madis Must from Estonia told me this Siberian cone stood in the cupboard for 20+ years as a decoration, he just picked it... up, played around with it to find the right notes and started playing it as a Mbira, and it was in tune!
However after recording the video the cone went out of tune and has not reached the same level of intonation again.
He made this recording together with his friend Egert Silk on drums.
The traditional Mbira is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board (often fitted with a resonator) with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in both hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. The Mbira is usually classified as part of the lamellaphone family, and part of the idiophone family of musical instruments.
Madis works in a film museum and is a music enthusiast.
If you want to check out his "cellphone polka about building a boat" here is a link to his facebookpage
I ♥ classical music!!