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.
Les Cartes Postales Sonores 2015