Over the past few decades, thanks to the advent of computers and ever-increasing computer power, a number of scientific tools and computational methods have been developed to tackle open questions in musical acoustics. Some of those tools are indeed currently being used by some instrument makers. However, most of the results of current scientific research could be helpful for musicians and instrument makers, but these have been badly marketed or simply not accepted because of their complexity. Similarly, there are issues that musicians and instrument makers have with either the instruments themselves, the sound they produce or the playing technique, that have not yet been addressed by research, but are nevertheless possible to be addressed and potentially solved.
The objective of this conference is to bring together musicians, instrument makers and the scientific community, with the following aims: on the one hand, musicians and instrument makers will present current problems and issues for which they would like to have a computational tool to help solving them. On the other hand, the scientific community will present tools that already exist, and at the same time get feedback from the musicians and instrument makers on how they could be improved.
Musicians, instrument makers and scientists will be encouraged to discuss the many possible ways in which musical acoustics could support music, including (but not limited to):