Posted on Jun 1, 2014
Project Name:The God Article
Short Description of project:Breathing technological life into an ancient Turkish instrument
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The Turkish Ney is steeped in cultural significance. A traditional wind instrument, it was first played around 4500 years ago but its breath control is difficult and few around the world can teach it.
Ethnomusicologist John O’Connell, Sonic Art Scholar Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos and User Experience Designer Anthony Mace will develop Ney replicas with breath sensors to enable learning online.
With potential for breath sensing and notation in entertainment and healthcare, this unusual project fuses one of the world’s oldest instruments with cutting-edge technology to break new musical ground.