6th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 2006, 220-225
This paper discusses the need for a framework for describing musical instruments and their design, and discusses some possible elements in such a framework. The framework is meant as an aid in the development of a coherent terminology for describing, comparing and discussing different musical instruments and musical instrument designs. Three different perspectives are presented; that of the listener, the performer, and the constructor, and various levels of descriptions are introduced.