Mechanical Wind Player Development

Participants: Connor Kemp, Song Wang, Vincent Turcotte and Gary Scavone

Period: 2018 - ongoing


An artificial wind player system is in development to support research on several topics, including:

  • to evaluate the long-term mechanical behaviour of cane and synthetic alto saxophone reeds, as well as their corresponding sound radiation characteristics;
  • to evaluate the aeroacoustic properties within the mouthpiece of saxophones and other wind instruments;
  • to evaluate the sounding characteristics of bassoons.