Music at Angkor

A compilation of the imagery of musicians and musical instruments across bas-reliefs in Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei and the Bayon.

Banteay Srey Musician Roger Blench

Published: 2009

Language : English

This interesting collection by ethnomusicologist Roger Blench illustrates the importance of music in Angkorian imagery.

Some 200 photographs are accessible on the site, without detailed captions. A few images capture contemporary musicians performing in the temples.

Photo: A musician on a Banteay Srei bas-relief (collection Roger Blench). The drum looks rather similar to the mridangam used in carnatic music:


Tags: musical instruments, music, bas-reliefs, Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteay Srei, musicology