Euphones' range includes learning and concert musical instruments. They differ from the range (7 octavias max.), materials eployed (aluminium, bronze stainless steels, titaniums), shapes, as many parameters having an huge bearing on the sound result. The instrument builder guide musicians, composers and sound designers, during all these steps, regarding the project and the budget.
These instruments surprise by the quality of the sounds they produce, under the impulsion of a simple musical gesture, but that may be the subject of a real instrumental technique. Indeed, under an apparent acoustic simplicity, the originality of the Euphon lies in the use of bows of glass - rubbed with fingers moistened – to enable a vibration of the metal axes, usual excited by percussion or pinching. The sensitivity of Touch induces the quality of the sounds. While the pressure on the bows of glass allows to control the grain, the speed of the sound gesture determines the intensity.
Ex. SpitfireAudios' Titanium Euphone
Tessitura : 3 octave ½
Bow : glass
Resonnators : medical titanium
Harmonic table : aluminium
Diffusors : asymetric epoxy fiber glass
Effects : stainless stell and modular reverberating plate
Euphon is invented in 1791 by Ernst Florenz Friedrich Chladni (1756-1827). It is perfected from 1955 by Bernard (1917) and François Baschet (1920-2014), under the shape of a sound sculpture called Lasry-Baschet glass organ, and later cristal Baschet. Within TitaniumSound™, Frédéric Bousquet, trained to the instrumental manufacture by the latter, in association with artists musicians and composers, researchers, develops a new generation of Euphons.
06/04/2018 - JOURNÉES EUROPÉENNES DES MÉTIERS D'ART
01/06/2018 - Actualité du moment