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.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
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EH8 9YL Edinburgh