Third Meeting of the 180th Session (2000-2001)
In the Wolfson Suite, Ground
Edinburgh University Library
George Square, Edinburgh
On Monday 15 January 2001, at 7 pm
The basic science of woodwind and brass musical instruments was developed in the nineteenth century by great physicists including Helmholtz and Rayleigh, but many important aspects of the behaviour of flutes, clarinets and trumpets are still not fully understood. In recent years it has been recognised that the sound generating mechanism in wind instruments is a classic problem in non-linear dynamics and chaos theory.
In this talk Murray Campbell describes studies of wind instruments currently in progress which aim to test the predictions of non-linear dynamics, using both human players and artificial blowing mechanisms. The talk will be illustrated by musical examples performed on a variety of wind instruments.
Location of meeting
The President, Dr Allen D C Simpson, will be in the Chair
Members of the Public are welcome to attend
Graham Rule, Secretary
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