Sounds of Nature in Music

During a “cross-program” presentation at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, participants demonstrated the influence of nature on their musical traditions.

Tuvan musician Aldar Konstantinovich Tamdyn used his voice and the igil, a traditional bowed instrument, to imitate the natural sounds of Southern Siberia.

Videography by Karen Kasmauski, Bill Douthitt, and David Barnes
Edited by Alexander Jusdanis and Kylie Shryock