An educational platform and an essential online trove for musicologists and musicians around the world.
Languages : English, French
Launched in 2021 by ethnomusicologist Patrick Kersalé, the platform is mostly directed to French educators and students.
But it also reflects the vast research the author has conducted for decades around the world, in particular in Asia, Africa and Europe, with some 60,000 audio, video or text documents.
Entries related to Cambodia are particularly well-documented, as the author spent many years researching musical forms and instruments from the pre-Angkorean and Angkorean periods, brilliantly re-creating several instruments shown on the Khmer temples bas-reliefs. The legacy of his association, Sounds of Angkor, is very much alive, since "re-created" Khmer instruments have been used for dance performances and concerts at the historic Chaktomuk theater in 2022.
Note: the website is still in development.
Tags: music, musicology, musical instruments, Khmer arts, Southeast Asia, multidisciplinary studies, Indian music, Indian dance, Ramayana, Reamker