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Interview with Simha Arom

Series : French Ethnomusicology

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  00:53:00  1981  SD 4/3  Color  Sound

Simha Arom is the manager of the ethnographical department of the CNRS. He has been particularly interested in complex polyphonic music from the Central African Republic.
With André Marie Despringues and Vincent Dehoux, he explains how he managed to break down the pigmy polyphonies, by using a method of sound recording which he invented and developed and that calls for replaying. He uses it together with photographs and films.

Director : LUXEREAU François (CNRS AV (SERDDAV, UPS CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine)
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of Simha Arom's films extracts and of photographies.
Interviews (live sound).
PersonnalitiesAROM Simha(LACITO, UPR CNRS, Paris)
NotesSome films extracts are silent.
LACITO : Laboratoire langues et civilisations à traditions orales.
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PublicLarge audience ; Specialised audience
Original SupportU Matic secam Video
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
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