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Special Instruments (part 5): Aerophones.

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Stephan Micus                             John Kirkpatrick
In the (5th) Special Instruments episode of Metamorphoses, the main focus is on aerophones. Aerophones are instruments which, by means of blown-in or sucked-through air, set into vibration a small metal tab also known as the tongue. This produces a tone with a characteristic sound. You are undoubtedly familiar with a number of these aerophones, such as the mouth organ or harmonica, the accordeon and the squeezebox.
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Kepa & Txala Parta
We play a number of variants and also a few examples of performers who have an eccentric way of playing. Furthermore, this episode features some lesser known instruments such as the concertina, the bandoneon and the harmonium, an ancient instrument like the sho and the shrutibox, which is quite popular nowadays.


  1. Stephan Micus – The Sky (Micus)
    Life – ECM 1897
  2. Philip Henry – Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning (trad)
    Live in the living room – self-managed
  3. John Kirkpatrick – The Charabanc Schottische (Kirkpatrick)
    Earthling – Music & Words MW CD4006
  4. Carel Kraayenhof & Juan Pablo Dobal – De vuelta y media (Barbieri)
    Puro – Bando Dreams
  5. Riccardo Tesi & Babditaliana – Loulou (Tesi)
    Lune – Felmay 2005
  6. Silly Wizzard – Jack Cunninham’s Farewell to Benbecula/Sweet Molly (Phil Cunningham, trad)
    Caledonia’s Hardy sons – Shanachie 79015
  7. Kepa Junkera – Napoli (Junkera)
    Hiri – Elkar KD725
  8. Richard Galliano – Flambée Montalbanaise (Gus Viseur)
    Luz Negra – Milan 9903990782
  9. Guy Klucevsek – The Heart of the Andes (Klucevsek)
    The heart of the Andes – Winter & winter W&W 910 074-2
  10. Kimmo Pohjonen – Aroma (Pohjonen)
    Kluster – Rockadillo Records ‎ ZENCD 2074
  11. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan- Qawwali in Farsi By Hasrat Amir Khusrau In Raga Khamaj/Nami Danam (trad)
    Live in London -Navras Records NRCD 0028
  12. Gryphon – Midnight Mushrumps excerpt (Harvey)
    Midnight Mushrumps – Transatlantic TRA 282
  13. Jackie Oates – Past Caring (Henry Lawson, Phyl Lobyll)
    Hyperboreans – Unearthed TPLP1034CD