THAI FUNERAL MUSIC |​|​| Phleng Hae Sop

by Les Cartes Postales Sonores

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The ensemble and repertoire are both called "phleng hae sop", or music for the corpse. A typical ensemble consists of ranat ek (wooden key xylophone), ranat lek (iron key xylophone), khong wong (gong circle), a pair of pii (double-reed winds, tuned a fifth apart) and several drums. This piece ends with the cremation of the prasat (literally, castle), the pavilion that carries the body.


released January 11, 2016

Recorded by Julien Hairon.
Chiang Mai.
Les Cartes Postales Sonores 2015




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Les Cartes Postales Sonores is a field recording project by Julien Hairon capturing the soundscapes, music and traditions of local and indigenous populations around the world.

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