Our newest article is an interview with The Track Team, the composers for Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.
RACEBENDING.COM: So…what is a tsungi horn? Is it a real instrument?
ZUCKERMAN: That was something we had to make up. It’s a fictional instrument. It’s the performance of a duduk that needed to sound brass-like, as well, because it is a reed instrument but also kind of brassy. It kind of looks like a tuba and an oboe.
WYNN: This is where our computer education came in handy. We took this process called convolution and we basically took the characteristics of a trombone bell and imposed it onto the duduk. So it’s reedy, but also brassy.
ZUCKERMAN: So it sort of sounded like it was coming out of a tuba, or trombone. Really, any brass instrument.