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Innovative Methods and Tools for the Sound Design of Organ Pipes

Objective

The main objective is to solve practical problems concerning the voicing of labial organ pipes, and to develop innovative methods and tools for helping the voicing adjustments and sound design work of organ builder SMEs. The project is based on the precognitions of the successfully completed “DEMORGPIPE” CRAFT project (G1ST-CT-2002-50267), which has resulted in a scientific explanation of the scaling rules of labial organ pipes and has induced additional areas of interest of organ builder SMEs. Therefore new SMEs have joined to the present proposal. Thus the degree of dissemination to countries with different technical and cultural tradition of organ building is large. A better scientific understanding of the voicing steps on the attack and the timbre of labial organ pipes would be necessary to develop innovative tools for helping the work of the voicers though a scientific model of the voicing adjustments is not available yet. This goal could be achieved by scientific investigations of the effects of the voicing steps on the pipe sound by laboratory experiments and scientific analyses. The main objectives are as follows: • Better sound quality of labial pipe ranks of pipe organs with optimization of the voicing methods and steps, • Reduced costs of voicing adjustments by a scientifically based optimizing of the voicing procedure • Reduced costs of pipe manufacturing through innovative methods and tools: a user friendly design software based on a scientific sound design method, These objectives will be achieved by targeted research carried out by the RTD partners of the project. The SME partners will contribute to the project by designing the pipes for the investigations, by providing organ pipes and voicers for the laboratory experiments, by evaluating the results in their workshops. A cost reduction of about 15-20% and a better quality of the sound of the pipe organs may be expected.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 51 295
Administrative Contact
Judit Angster (Dr.)

Participants (12)

STEINBEIS GMBH & CO. KG FUER TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER
Germany
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andras Miklos (Dr.)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fulop Augusztinovicz (Dr.)
WERKSTAETTE FUER ORGELBAU MUELHEISEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 93 978
Address
Ostertagstrasse 20
71229 Leonberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karlmartin Haap (Mr.)
MANUFACTURE D'ORGUES MUHLEISEN G WALTHER ET ASSOCIES
France
EU contribution
€ 48 100
Address
Rue Bastian 34
67200 Strasbourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Armand (Mr.)
Flentrop Orgelbouw B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 69 100
Address
Vestzijde 57
1506 EC Zaandam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
C.P.W. (Cornelis) Van Oostenbrugge (Mr.)
ORGELBAU SCHUMACHER GMBH
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 60 100
Address
Rue Heggen 51/A
4837 Baelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guido Schumacher (Mr.)
BLANCAFORT ORGUENERS DE MONTSERRAT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 42 050
Address
Calle De Dalt 3
08293 Collbato
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Albert Blancafort (Mr.)
OFICINA E ESCOLA DE ORGANARIA LIMITADA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 34 100
Address
Rua Do Paco 74
3885 538 Esmoriz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Guimaraes Von Rohden (Mr.)
FAMIGLIA ARTIGIANA FRATELLI RUFFATI SNC*
Italy
EU contribution
€ 81 300
Address
Via Facciolati 166
35126 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Ruffatti (Mr.)
Johannes Klais Orgelbau Gmbh & Co KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 84 100
Address
Kolnstrasse 148
53111 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philipp C.A. Klais (Mr.)
PECSI ORGONAEPITO MANUFAKTURA KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 35 050
Address
Buzsaki Utca 22
7630 Pecs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Attila Budavari (Mr.)
BOOGAARD IDE - ORGELMAKERIJ BOOGAARDBOOG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 25 250
Address
Gravenstraat 4
7461 TN Rijsen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ide Boogaard (Mr.)