The Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet (SABRe)

The Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet (SABRe) is an accoustic Bass Clarinet which directly communicates with a computer program. The original acoustic qualities of the instrument are maintained so that the instrument can be used in traditional settings, yet the connection to the computer opens a wide field of new possible applications.
For the first time there is a musical instrument that allows a direct wireless connection between acoustic music and the digital world. The musician on stage can directly and spontanously device the electronic music and therby put it in a musical context.
The development of the Instrument is based on a research project of the Institute of Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) of the Zurich University of the Arts and is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.