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A flute carved from apricot wood, the duduk is simple yet powerfully evocative. The double-reed woodwind was introduced to a wider world in the 1980s by a Brian Eno-produced album by duduk master Djivan Gasparyan. A young musician, Arsen Petrosyan continues the Gasparian legacy. His debut album includes age-old as well as more recent folk material, beautifully rendered and evoking the lonesome sound of a rocky landscape on the border of Asia and Europe.