On the Use of Flute Air Jet as A Musical Control Variable

Silva, Andrey R. and Wanderley, Marcelo M. and Scavone, Gary

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper aims to present some perspectives on mappingembouchure gestures of flute players and their use as controlvariables. For this purpose, we have analyzed several typesof sensors, in terms of sensitivity, dimension, accuracy andprice, which can be used to implement a system capable ofmapping embouchure parameters such as air jet velocity andair jet direction. Finally, we describe the implementationof a sensor system used to map embouchure gestures of aclassical Boehm flute.