Reproduction of a 15th century bone flute05 Feb 2020
We produced a playable replica of a 15th century bone flute for the Musikinstrumentensammlung Willisau, Switzerland. The flute block is not preserved, therefore the original instrument does not produce sound. In the course of our work we performed a high resolution X-ray computed tomography, designed a variety of new blocks as CAD models, tested them with a fluid dynamic simulation, and printed a playable replication.
The slides for a lecture on the subject that we recently gave at the Cité de la musique in Paris can be found here.