This paper presents the early developments of a recently started research project, aimed at studying from a multidisciplinary perspective an exceptionally well preserved ancient pan flute. A brief discussion of the history and iconography of pan flutes is provided, with a focus on Classical Greece. Then a set of non-invasive analyses are presented, which are based on 3D scanning andmaterials chemistry, and are the starting point to inspect the geometry, construction, age and geographical origin of the instrument. Based on the available measurements, a preliminary analysis of the instrument tuning is provided, which is also informed with elements of theory of ancient Greek music. Finally, the paper presents current work aimed at realizing an interactive museum installation that recreates a virtual flute and allows intuitive access to all these research facets.

Archaeology and virtual acoustics. A pan flute from ancient Egypt

AVANZINI, FEDERICO;CANAZZA TARGON, SERGIO;DE POLI, GIOVANNI;FANTOZZI, CARLO;PRETTO, NICCOLO';RODA', ANTONIO;ANGELINI, IVANA;BETTINESCHI, CINZIA;DEOTTO, GIULIA;FARESIN, EMANUELA;MENEGAZZI, ALESSANDRA;MOLIN, GIANMARIO;SALEMI, GIUSEPPE;ZANOVELLO, PAOLA
2015

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This paper presents the early developments of a recently started research project, aimed at studying from a multidisciplinary perspective an exceptionally well preserved ancient pan flute. A brief discussion of the history and iconography of pan flutes is provided, with a focus on Classical Greece. Then a set of non-invasive analyses are presented, which are based on 3D scanning andmaterials chemistry, and are the starting point to inspect the geometry, construction, age and geographical origin of the instrument. Based on the available measurements, a preliminary analysis of the instrument tuning is provided, which is also informed with elements of theory of ancient Greek music. Finally, the paper presents current work aimed at realizing an interactive museum installation that recreates a virtual flute and allows intuitive access to all these research facets.
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