Bringing konur үn into the sound of a Kyrgyz orchestra

The initiative group of the project, musicians Cholpon Turumbayeva, Rysbek Zhunushov and master of traditional musical instruments Marat Berikbayev together with the team of Aigine CRC started the project implementation.

The goals of the project are to identify ways of preserving and introducing the konur un into the sound of the orchestra based on research and reconstruction of the komuz. This sound is characterized as an “indigenous Kyrgyz sound”, namely – natural, meditative, softly velvety, without high sharp intonations. In musical terminology, these are approximately the sounds of the minor octave.