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UK Musical Acoustics Network Conference

Royal College of Music and London Metropolitan University
London, 20th and 21st September 2006

Please find below details of the UK Musical Acoustics Network Conference,
organised jointly with the Groupe Specialise Acoustique Musicale (France),
on the 20th and 21st September 2006.

The programme includes several items which, it is hoped, will be of interest
to analysts of recorded performance.  If you would like, at this late
stage, to attend the conference (there is no charge), please write as soon
as possible to

Lewis Jones
London Metropolitan University


Wednesday 20th September 2006
Royal College of Music (Britten Theatre)
Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS
9.30 to 5.30

Main themes: Musical Performance and Historical Instruments

9.30 - 10.00 	Registration

10.00 - 10.10	Welcome by Richard Steele, RCM Head of Resources and Planning

10.05 - 11.25	Session 1

10.10 - 10.35	Christophe d'Allessandro (LIMSI, CNRS, Orsay)
Sound documentation of historical pipe organs: a case study

10.35 - 11.00	Craig Sapp (Royal Holloway, University of London) & Andrew
Earis (Royal College of Music)
Recording-based performance analysis: Feature extraction in Chopin mazurkas

11.00 - 11.25	Adam Stansbie (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Changing spaces: An examination of spatial relationships in electroacoustic

11.25 - 11.45 Coffee

11.45 - 13.00 Session 2

In a pre-lunch session describing research and research resources at the
Royal College of Music. Aaron Williamson (Head of the RCM Centre for the
Study of Musical Performance) will talk about the work of the CSMP.
Richard Thompson (Director of Studies, Imperial College Department of
Physics) will talk about the joint Physics/Music course offered by
Imperial College and the RCM, and other acoustics research collaborations,
and Melissa Daly (4th year Imperial College/RCM BSc Physics/Music) will
present her recent undergraduate project work on inharmonicity in
historical keyboard instruments. The session will conclude with Paul Banks
(Head, RCM Centre for Performance History) talking about the RCM's
research collections - instruments, portraits and concert programmes. This
will be followed by lunch, during which the RCM Museum of Instruments will
be open to delegates. For further information on the RCM collections
please visit

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

During the lunch break, the RCM Museum of Instruments, housing over 800
instruments and accessories from the 15th century onwards, is open to
delegates. Re-trace your steps to the main entrance hall and follow the
signs for "Museum of Instruments".

14.00 - 15.15 Session 3

14.00 - 14.25	Anne Houssay (Musée de la Musique, Paris)
Violin strings, setup, bows and performance techniques

14.25 - 14.50	Claudia Fritz (University of Cambridge)
Perceptual correlates of violin acoustics

14.50 - 15.15	Peyman Heydarian (Queen Mary, University of London)
Automatic classification of the Persian musical modes

15.15 - 15.35 Tea (served in the foyer of the Britten Theatre)

15.35 - 16.50 Session 4

15.35 - 16.00	Nelly Poidevin (bow maker, Dinan)
The reconstruction of early period bows

16.00 - 16.25	Colin Gough (University of Birmingham)
The historical use of violin vibrato in the twentieth century

16.25 - 16.50	Charles Besnainou (LAM, Université Pierre et Marie Curie,
Paris) & John Wright
An attempt at the reconstruction of early large diameter musical strings:
catlins and Pistoys

17.10 - 17.40 Concert (in the Britten Theatre)
Boismortier: Trio Sonata in E minor
Schaffrath: Trio in D
Morel: Chaconne in G

Beggars Benison
Vincent Tumosas - Baroque Flute (after Palanca 1740)
Michael Mullen - Viola da Gamba (after Colichon 1700)
Andrew Welsh - Harpsichord

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Thursday 21st September 2006

London Metropolitan University: 9.00 to 5.00
41 Commercial Road, London E1 1LA
Rooms 100, 101 and 102

Main themes: Musical Instrument Design and Construction

9.00 - 9.30 	Registration

9.30 - 9.35	Welcome

9.35 - 10.50 	Session 5

9.35 - 10.00	René Caussé (IRCAM, Paris)
Tonal and playability qualities of eight didjeridus as perceived by players

10.00 - 10.25	Crispin Caunter (London Metropolitan University)
The didjeridu: analysis of techniques and textures in recordings from
Arnhem Land in the 1960s

10.25 - 10.50	Jean-Francois Petiot (IRCCYN, Ecole Centrale de Nantes)
The objective and subjective study of trumpets

10.50 - 11.20 Coffee

11.20 - 12.35 Session 6

11.20 - 11.45	André Almeida (IRCAM, Paris)
The exciter mechanism of double-reed instruments

11.45 - 12.10	Allan Seago (London Metropolitan University)
An exploration of timbre space for synthesis

12.10 - 12.25 	Michaela Reiser (London Metropolitan University)
Design of biofeedback instruments

12.35 - 13.35 Lunch

During the lunch hour there will be visits to the musical instrument
workshops (3rd floor) and opportunities to view the exhibition of
paintings by Marianne Greated, SOUND in a man-made environment (in the
Library Gallery, on the 2nd floor) and displays of posters, instruments
and related materials in rooms 101 and 102, immediately adjacent to the
main conference room.

13.30 - 15.10 Session 7

13.30 - 13.55	Philippe Bolton (Recorder maker, Villes sur Auzon)
>From Ganassi to van Eyck, or recorders and their fingerings in the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

13.5 - 14.20	Jean-Yves Roosen (Flute maker, Brasles) & Benoit Fabre (LAM,
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
The evolution of flute making: history and research

14.20 - 14.45	Mathew Dart (London Metropolitan University)
Making sense of complex bores in eighteenth century bassoons - a maker's
perspective (work in progress)

14.45 - 15.10	Alicja Knast (University of Plymouth and London Metropolitan
Listeners' preferences in violin sound in recorded performance: a case
study concerning late seventeenth and eighteenth-century instruments made
on Polish territory

15.10 - 15.35 	Tea

15.35 - 16.25 	Session 8

15.35 - 16.00	Jean-Marie Fouilleul (Guitar maker, Cuguen)
The instrument: between the hand and the thought

16.00 - 16.25	Richard Smith (Brass instrument maker, York)
Modern brass instrument design and manufacture: what is the role of the

Concluding Discussion


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Posters will be displayed in rooms 101 and 102 on 21st September.
Robert MacDonald (University of Edinburgh)
Undercutting Woodwind Toneholes: An Investigation of Local Non-linear Flow
Phenomena Using PIV

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SOUND in a man-made environment

Throughout the conference a selection of paintings from SOUND in a
man-made environment, an exhibition of paintings by Glasgow-based artist
Marianne Greated which relate to different aspects of sound in the
environment, will be shown in the Library Gallery at London Metropolitan
University (2nd floor at 41 Commercial Road), along with an associated
sonogram display and other materials in Room 101.  The paintings are
intended to be set in a three-dimensional soundscape which forms an
integral part of the overall experience.  This may be heard
stereophonically in the Library Gallery on headphones.  The exhibition has
already been shown at The Scottish Parliament, Dynamic Earth Edinburgh,
the Round Foundry Media Centre Leeds, and the Glasgow Science Centre.

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