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Murray Campbell

Murray Campbell


Murray Campbell



Senior Honorary Professorial Fellow

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh

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My main research activity is the study of  the acoustical and musical behaviour of wind instruments. A particular interest is the interaction of the player and the instrument in musically expressive performance. For some years the non-linear dynamics of lip-vibrated wind instruments has been studied using artificial lip excitation and high-speed digital photography. Non-linear loss mechanisms in wind instruments have been explored using particle image velocimetry. Acoustic pulse reflectometry and related techniques have been developed as effective tools for the design and optimisation of wind instruments. Work is also in progress on acoustical studies of historic wind instruments, making use of the rich resources of the University of Edinburgh's Collection of Historic Musical Instruments.

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