Authors:Tellef Kvifte, Alexander Refsum Jensenius
Publication or Conference Title:Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
This paper discusses the need for a framework for describ- ing musical instruments and their design, and discusses some possible elements in such a framework. The frame- work is meant as an aid in the development of a coher- ent terminology for describing, comparing and discussing different musical instruments and musical instrument de- signs. Three different perspectives are presented; that of the listener, the performer, and the constructor, and vari- ous levels of descriptions are introduced.