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Revealing Resonance: Sounds from the musical instruments collection

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Amongst the Powerhouse’s collection of over 500,000 objects lies a host of unusual and wonderful musical instruments. To accompany a special improvisational performance from renowned percussionist Midori Takada, this collection set provides context around the featured South East Asian instruments – some of which are over 120 years old.

"If you want to take care of the soul of an instrument, you can’t just use it as an ornamental object… you have to let sound out of it"
– Midori Takada, 2022