Wind and wood: Affordances of the simple system flute

Markus Tullberg, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University

This PhD project studies musical lear- ning as an interdependent and emerging relationship between the musician, the musical instrument, and the surrounding musical context. These relationships exist on various scales, from the direct and tactile interaction with the instrument in the moment of musical action, to the artistic activity that unfolds throughout a musical career. The study focuses on the simple system flute, primarily developed as a product of 19th century Western art music, but now firmly established in other genres and traditions as well. In nine sessions six flute players created music, shared knowledge, and engaged in reflections about the experience of musical practice.

black and white picture with several flutes