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Numerical Restoration of Historical Musical Instruments

Project description

Digitising historical musical instruments

Conservation and restoration of unique, historical musical instruments is an increasingly challenging process for museum collections. These objects are not only important as precious artefacts but also for their function: producing rare sounds and music. A profound understanding of systems and properties of materials is required to preserve both features. However, to guarantee this, the use of digital technology adopted in museums is still limited. The EU-funded NEMUS project will develop a novel approach to digitise musical instruments based on acoustic and mathematical models. It will allow real-time emulations of historical musical instruments that are already out of playing condition. NEMUS will use mainstream numerical methods such as finite difference schemes, which will also allow the player’s interaction with the instrument.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Host institution

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 497 265

Beneficiaries (2)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 497 265
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments