Re: Electroacoustic Flute Music

Subject: Re: Electroacoustic Flute Music
From: Richard Zvonar (
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 14:40:19 EDT

At 2:13 PM -0400 5/5/04, Eliot Handelman wrote:
>Is the flute in fact not the instrument most often conjoined with electronics?

Second only to the guitar!

>If so, is there something inherently electronizable about the flute?

As a signal source with a pure and stable tone it's good for pitch tracking.

As a physically small and rigid instrument it's fairly easy to
amplify with a pickup or microphone.

As a high-pitched sound source it stays out of the way of troublesome
room resonances.

It's also one of the instruments most commonly associated with
extended performance technique (multiphonics, microtones, key clicks,
vocalization, etc.) and even unaltered it has a timbre closely
aligned with classic electronic sounds.


______________________________________________________________ Richard Zvonar, PhD (818) 788-2202

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