PhD Thesis in music acoustics
FROM AIR TO MUSICAcoustical, Physiological and Perceptual Aspects of Reed Wind Instrument Playing and Vocal-Ventricular Fold Phonationby©1998An ancestral and recurrent dream of humankind is that of flying.
In my ordinary flying dreams,
whenever I inhale, I start levitating in the space;
when I exhale, I immediately return to the firm ground.
Playing a wind instrument may follow the same simple, supernatural rule:
in blowing, one donates life and sound to other beings, and gains the Earth;
in inspiring, one must incorporate spirits and angels.
Contents:Thesis front cover
AbstractThesis back cover (spectrogram of "oh, Susanah" during overtone singing in VVM phonation- see Paper VI)
2.List of abbreviations and conventions
6.Playing a reed woodwind
7.Basic ideas and methods
8.Summaries and comments on individual papers
9.Music continues; a list of possible future investigations
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