Musical Control of a Pipe Based on Acoustic Resonance

Kim, Seunghun and Yeo, Woon Seung

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper, we introduce a pipe interface that recognizestouch on tone holes by the resonances in the pipe instead ofa touch sensor. This work was based on the acoustic principles of woodwind instruments without complex sensors andelectronic circuits to develop a simple and durable interface.The measured signals were analyzed to show that differentfingerings generate various sounds. The audible resonancesignal in the pipe interface can be used as a sonic event formusical expression by itself and also as an input parameterfor mapping different sounds.