725. Tuku derua = Bamboo pipe player

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1978-06
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Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979
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Jean Charlot
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Bamboo pipe player
Tuku derua = Bamboo pipe player
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"Trimmed to euphonic length, scooped out its inner partitions, the musical bamboo becomes a container for a cylinder of air. As the performer, most usually one of a group, drops it forcefully and rhythmically with a pounding gesture, the ejected air utters a note hardly louder than a sigh, lingering diminuendo with sustained gravity. In more complex ways than any architecture, the forest amplifies and echoes the sound. To imply the locale of the action I stretched over the scene a single banana leaf, arched not unlike the rib of a Romanesque crypt." Charlot, p. 9.
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Colors: purple, green, mauve tint; size: image 17 x 22 in. on sheet 20 x 26 in.; medium: rag paper.
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Music, Performer
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Copyright Jean Charlot Estate, LLC with permission.
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