Special Exhibition FRESH WIND
Fresh wind for the organ?
Why should we use electronics to help us play a clarinet?
How were wind instruments made in earlier times, and from what materials?
May we still play historical instruments?
FRESH WIND shows fascinating innovations for wind instruments from the research of Bern University of the Arts. Link to the FRESH WIND website...
Permanent Exhibition C'est le vent qui fait la musique
It is the wind that brings wind instruments to resonate.
The exhibition presents how wind instruments and their music developed: e.g. from Turkish bands around 1800 to the orchestral instruments of the 19th century, the brass band and the invention of the saxophone around 1840, as well as how a simple shepherd's horn became a beloved instrument of traditional and modern music, as well as a symbol of Swissness: the Alphorn.
And you can try to play some of the instruments yourself: alphorn, Roman cornua, contrabass-trombone etc.