European CRAFT Project
In all regions of the world, musical instruments are firmly rooted in cultural traditions. They are part of the cultural heritage, and it should be given particular attention to their preservation and further development. For many years, the Fraunhofer IBP has been dedicated to the research of European musical instruments, and in particular to the research of organs. Preserving the organ sound, providing advice and support for organ builders to enhance the development of organs by means of modern technologies are in the focus of the joint research carried out in collaboration with other research organizations and numerous European organ builders. Thus, a comprehensive set of tools could be developed, aiming to both deepen and disseminate the gained knowledge on the organ sound, and to link tradition and innovation in the field of organ building.
The IBP musical acoustics department works i.a. on projects supported by the EU for the benefit of small and medium-sized organ manufacturers.