The ARMD (Assemblée de Restauration de la Musique D'ni) is a French community created with the hope and aim of recreating D'ni music. We are currently working on organology and archeomusicology.
The Auditorium of ARMD
Fell free to contact us :
In the Cavern : Turjan, Ki Number 02978029
Kalhia : 05455416 Ebircs : 11878712
Or to the Surface at the E'm@il : alainpachins@msn.com

Myst's Music with the Armd's instruments

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Maral-Obe (D'ni Oboe)

We know little about the musical instruments used by the Dn'i. The only thing we know for certain is the use of the Maral-Obe. This instrument is a kind of oboe which may sound a bit like the armenian DuDuk, but there is a document that suggests it might be closer to the sound of a baroque oboe. However, there is the similarity shared by the Maral-Obe and the DuDuk, the cylindrical bore with ten holes to consider.

Click to listen two different sounds of Maral-obe

With somes documents , we are making a reconstruction of this instrument. Here are two screen shots of our preparatory work:

Listen the Maral-Obe


Anonymous said...

Wow! Great job! This is amazing! Where did you get the sound samples? I'm really interested in Dn'i music, but have been looking for songs from Uru everywhere, without any success! I would be interested in links...

Otherwise, I had two other questions. The first one is:
Would you allow people to join a Dn'i choir? I would be very interested in joining it, for I love singing and think that Dn'i music has quite a few interesting soprano solos and choirs alltogether.
My second question was:
was that last piece a Dn'i song, or was it an example of the Duduk?
Lastly, I would like to say that I'd be very grateful for your reply, and support you fully in your reconstruction!
Good job! Keep up the good work!
-Allatwan, a Uru and Dn'i fan.

ARMD said...

Please AllaTwan, leave us your email address or write us at alainpachins@msn.com ;)