The history of this collection dates back to the early 1980s. As a result of our love of music and playing in groups, we began to accumulate different musical instruments. What began as whimsical hobby, little by little turned into a full-fledged collection. Our first exhibition included 200 instruments and was organised in Hondarribia under the same title we've been using for exhibits ever since:
“MUSIC TO SEE. Instruments of the world”
The name -Music to see- is now a registered name used for exhibitions.
Since that time, we've taken a progressively deeper look at organology, as well as different aspects related to ethnic groups around the globe, such as rituals, beliefs and customs...
Today the collection consists of over 4,000 instruments, many of which are of great ethnomusicological and artistic value.
The work carried out encompasses the collection, classification, conservation and exhibition of instruments.
Based on our own personal criteria and after having visited several museums specialising in this area, we can safely say that ours is one of the finest private collections in Europe. This opinion has been corroborated on a number of occasions by ethnomusicologists, curators of musical instrument museums, musicology experts, university chairs, and other professionals.
A number of exhibitions have been organised at different locations in Spain and France. One of the most noteworthy took place in León in 1992, coinciding with “The Ages of Man” exhibit dedicated to music. Another was the two-year traveling exhibition sponsored by Caixanova in Galicia, showcasing an average of 350 instruments at each event.
Violines del Mundo
En la Casa de Cultura de Gamonal, de Burgos, con motivo del “VIII Festival de instrumentos e intérpretes insólitos”, se presenta una muestra de violines tradicionales del mundo. “Música Para Ver” en esta ocasión expone 100 violines pertenecientes a más de 40 países.
La historia del violín es particularmente oscura, sobre todo en su etapa inicial. Parece que los primeros violinistas pertenecieron a las primitivas culturas de Asia Central. El violín, desde aquellos lugares, se transmitió a otras zonas a través las rutas comerciales. Posteriormente, cada cultura lo adecuó a sus necesidades musicales y criterios estéticos, creando ingeniosos instrumentos y bellas obras de arte.
Lugar: Sala de Exposiciones de la Casa de Cultura de Gamonal - Burgos
Horario: Lunes a sábado de 11:00 a 13:00 y 17:00 a 20:00 horas.
Del 18 de octubre al 10 de noviembre de 2018