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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000967.txt from 1998/04

From: merlinw@-----.ca
Subj: Re: WORLD O'CONCRETE
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:19:31 -0400

On 04/17/98 08:50:36 you wrote:
>
>WORLD O' CONCRETE
>
>This snippet appeared in today's Globe and Mail (Toronto)
>
>
>John Coltman, a U.S physicist, has made a flute out of concrete. He
>plays the instrument at lectures, to show that it produces an identical
>sound to one made of cherrywood.
>British physicist Robin Jakeways plays a trumpet made of tubing, a
>plastic funnel and a brass mouthpiece.
>These researchers, reports the London Observer, are trying to
>demonstrate that it is not necessary to use precious metals or rare
>woods to make wind instruments.
>
>Nothing new in all this, but I thought I'd put it in to refresh some
>memories.

I just saw an article in Windplayer this week on a couple of guys who've built a carbon fiber flute. I thought the neatest feature was the lack of springs - they used magnets instead.

Merlin Williams
merlinw@-----.ca
http://www.netcom.ca/~merlinw
(A member of the Sax Ring!)

   
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