Xun [Pronounced as Hun].
Vessel Flute > Aerophones.
Far East Asia.
Circa year 2004.
The xun [in Chinese 塤 in Pinyin xūn]
an vessel flute or ocarina who is a member of the aerophone
family. The xun has its origins in the Zhou Dynasty (1045 BC
256 BC) of ancient China. The xun in its first developmental
stages had its origins in many shapes, sizes, and pitch
ranges. The ancient Chinese associated the xun with the
sounds of autumn.
The xun was discovered during an archaeological dig at the
Hemudu cultural site (5,000 to 3,000 BC) at Yuyao, Zhejiang.
The xun had almost disappeared completely in mainland China,
because of this dig during the 1920's and 1930's there is
something of a xun revival. Whereas in Taiwan the xun has
been intact for many years. In Hong Kong there are a few
known soloists of the xun. The xun recently became popular
in use through Chinese contemporary music and in particular