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'Musical instrument quality: Can it be scientifically measured?' Seminar

12:00 - 13:00
3 February 2015
Building 54, Room 7035 (7B) Maths University of Southampton Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Giampaolo D'Alessandro on 02380 593650 or email .

Event details

Part of the Maths Research Seminar Series.

Making music is an almost universal human activity, and over many centuries musicians have developed an amazing range of different types of musical instrument. Today the musical instrument industry ranges from highly profitable multinational companies engaged in mass-production to small craftsman-based enterprises producing custom-designed instruments for top professionals. This talk surveys some recent research which attempts to establish the relationship between scientifically measurable properties of musical instruments and judgements of quality made by expert musical performers, taking bowed string and brass instruments as examples.

Admission is open to the pubic - all are very welcome.


Speaker information

Professor Murray Campbell, University of Edinburgh. Professor of Musical Acoustics.

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