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Sound Design of Reed Organ Pipes with Innovative Tools

Objective

"The main objectives are to solve practical problems of the dimensioning and voicing of reed organ pipes, to develop innovative methods, tools and software for helping the voicing adjustments and sound design work of organ builder SMEs, to develop new pipe types with sound character of Asian musical instruments. As 8 SMEs from 7 countries participate in the project who have a very large interest on this research the degree of dissemination to countries with different technical and cultural tradition of organ building is large. A better understanding of the role of the shallot and resonator and of the voicing steps on the attack and the timbre of reed pipes is necessary to develop innovative tools for helping the design, dimensioning and voicing of the pipes. This goal could be achieved by targeted research experiments and computer simulations of the effects of the different parts of the pipe and of the different voicing steps on the sound. The main objectives are as follows: - New dimensioning methods based on the new knowledge for the design of reed pipes - Design software for dimensioning reed pipes for a better sound and rapid and more reliable design of reed pipes- New reed pipe types with sound character of Asian musical instruments - Development of demonstrators for in-situ quality control of the elasticity and hardness of reed materials - Development of a demonstrator for in-situ control of the curvature of tongue (which mostly determines the quality of the sound) during and after voicing.
These objectives will be achieved by targeted research carried out by the RTD partners. The SME partners will contribute to the work by providing tongues, shallots, resonators and complete reed pipes, and voicers for the laboratory experiments, and by validating the results in their workshops. Competitive advantage due to a cost reduction of about 15%, a better quality of the sound of the pipe organs and a better position in the Asian market may be expected."

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 62 990
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (10)

STEINBEIS GMBH & CO KG FUR TECHNOLOGIE TRANSFER
Germany
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andras Miklos (Prof.)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fülöp Augusztinovicz (Prof.)
WERKSTAETTE FUER ORGELBAU MUELHEISEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 758
Address
Ostertagstrasse 20
71229 Leonberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Martin Haap (Mr.)
MANUFACTURE D'ORGUES MUHLEISEN G WALTHER ET ASSOCIES
France
EU contribution
€ 60 742
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
€ 93 298
Address
Vestzijde 57
1506 EC Zaandam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederik Elshout (Mr.)
ORGELBAU SCHUMACHER GMBH
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 88 850
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
€ 66 489
Address
Calle De Dalt 3
08293 Collbato
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Albert Blancafort (Mr.)
FAMIGLIA ARTIGIANA FRATELLI RUFFATI SNC*
Italy
EU contribution
€ 108 126
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
€ 94 994
Address
Kolnstrasse 148
53111 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heinz-Günther Habbig (Mr.)
PECSI ORGONAEPITO MANUFAKTURA KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 58 353
Address
Buzsaki Utca 22
7630 Pecs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Attila Budavári (Mr.)