The flawed sound and technical quality of the contrabass clarinets commercially available today is here to be improved by means of a radically new approach: the traditional mechanics will be replaced by sensory dynamic keys and motor keys.
- Lead department Bern Academy of the Arts
- Additional departments School of Engineering and Computer Science
Institute for Human Centered Engineering (HUCE)
HUCE / Laboratory for Sensors
- Funding organisation Innosuisse
- Duration 01.06.2014 - 29.02.2016
- Project management Dr. Roman Brotbeck
- Head of project Christoph Schnyder
Prof. Daniel Debrunner
Seggelke&Partner Clarinet Solutions GmbH
This will mean that no more compromises will be necessary in the positioning of the finger holes. The sound and intonation will be markedly improved and new audio-visual interfaces created for composers and performers. In the precursor project, Contrabass Clarinet Unlimited, a functioning laboratory model was able to be presented in October 2013 after two years of research. Now we aim to realise a newly conceived instrument with its own character, and make it ready for the market.