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Michael Levy

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    Hurrian Hymn (Ancient Mesopotamian Musical Fragment c.1400BCE, Arranged For Replica 3000 Year Old Lyre)
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    Shadow of the Ziggurat (Original Composition For Replica 3000 Year Old Lyre Featuring The Rare Assyrian Hammered-Lyre Playing Technique, c.700BCE)
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    "Hurrian Hymn no. 6" (c.1400BCE) - Ancient Mesopotamian Musical Fragment
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    Echoes of Ancient Egypt (Improvisation on an Ancient Egyptian Minor Pentatonic Scale - Arranged For Replica 3000 Year Old Lyre)
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    Ashir Shirim (Ancient Babylonian Jewish Wedding Song)
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Michael Levy is a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, whose musical mission is to create an entirely new musical genre, which could best be described as a 'New Ancestral Music' - dedicated to reintroducing the recreated lyres, ancient musical modes and intonations, back into the modern musical world.
Michael's musical vision was influenced in part, from the similar 'New Ancestral Music' of both the composers Luis Paniagua of Spain and Petros Tabouris of Greece, in addition to the work in just intonation and ancient Greek microtonal scales, by the late American microtonal composer, Harry Partch.
Basing his recreated lyre playing techniques from both illustrations of ancient lyre players and the various playing-techniques still practiced today in Africa, he has independently produced 30 releases since 2008.
The story of his music recently featured in international news releases in "The Hindu" and "The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)". As an internationally acclaimed early music artist, Michael has performed at the Stockholm Early Music Festival and was invited to perform his lyres at the University of Oxford for an event featured as part of the European Festival of Latin and Greek.
Michael's historic lyre music has been featured in support of exhibitions at the British Museum, The Oriental Institute of Chicago, The Royal Ontario Museum and currently features as the permanent soundscapes of the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC.

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