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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Lituus returns

From the BBC, a story about the return of a long lost instrument, thanks to computer software modeling.

An interesting bit at the end of the article says:
"The software also opens up the possibility that brass instruments could be customised more closely to the needs of individual players in the future - catering more closely for the differing needs of jazz, classical and other players all over the world."
It's certainly not unusual for a musician to have a custom-made instrument, but this seems to take it a step further - almost like genetic modification for musical instruments.


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