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.

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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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