University of Atlantia

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Non-European Stringed Instruments of the SCA Period

Efenwealt Wystle
Simon de Spaldyng

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA107 June 12, 2021
Crs #:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1 hr
Course Category:
Performing Arts
Simon de Spaldyng will offer a 50-minute class on SCA-period stringed instruments from outside Europe, demonstrating each instrument along with a brief history and description of how the instrument is played. Efenwealt Wystle will provide a brief introduction to each instrument. The instruments covered will include Oud (Middle East, North Africa, Spain); Saz (Turkish Empire); Kemane/Kemance (Persian, Uzbek, Azeri); Persian and Indian Setar/Sitar; Kyl Kyiack and Komuz (Kyrgyz); Dorvon Chiktei Huur/ Byzaanchy/ Sihu (Mongolia/Tuva/China); and Erhu (China). INSTRUCTORS: Simon de Spaldyng is a 14th-century mariner, merchant, and musician from Lincolnshire, England. Long ago (circa AS XII), Simon was Master of Music for the Kingdom of the West, and Master of Sciences for the Principality of the West. Simon Spalding is a professional musician and historian, who has performed at Renaissance Faires, SCA events, and museums throughout the United States and Europe. Simon lives in New Bern, NC with his family. For more on Simon, see his website, Efenwealt Wystle is a minstrel from the late 12th century in the retinue of Robert de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Leicester. In the SCA Efenwealt is primarily a bard, merchant, and music producer. Scott Vaughan works for a small creative services/communications agency managing campaigns for industry sponsored Phase I-IV clinical research trials.
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