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Douglas Irvine


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Douglas Irvine is a composer, sound artist and instrument maker who lives and works in New England. His music and sound work has been featured internationally through museums, art galleries, public radio, film, video and computer-based media. With a background in the musical traditions of ancient Middle Eastern cultures, Doug teaches and lectures about the musical practices of civilizations including ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

As a performer, Doug specializes in Middle Eastern percussion instruments including the Arabic tabla and frame drums. He also plays a variety of string and wind instruments from the Near East and Africa. His independent recorded works include the radio documentary, Lost Sounds of the Nile, his self released CD, Ambient Egypt, and the natural history recording, Soundscapes of the Dinosaurs.


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  • chewtoy

    Could everyone please stop tagging this artist with "ancient " ? His music is electronic, made on computers. It's pseudo-ancient at best.

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ok-

    The Ambient Egypt album is a masterpiece! [2]

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Thammerlan

    I need Dino Soundscapes also... can't find anywere... Someone, help, please!

    5 Jul 2009 Reply
  • borelee

    does anyone have a link to download Dino album?

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Faeerie

    The Ambient Egypt album is a masterpiece!

    15 Sep 2006 Reply

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