Anne La Berge is interested in extending the acoustic flute via various hardware and software in both composed and improvised settings.
Anne La Berge writes —
“I consider the acoustic flute as an integrated part of my controllers. For non acoustic input I use commercial controller pedals and switches connected to a STEIM USB box. I am also building a set of controllers for ensemble players using the arduino which include simple knobs and switches.
I use the amplified acoustic flute as an input device which can have any number of control functions. I also use up to 4 continuous controller pedals and up to 8 switch pedals connected to the STEIM USB box to input controller information into max which is then distributed to various software and hardware. I am also building an Arduino interface which will have continuous controller knobs and small switches for members of a 5 piece band. These elementary controllers will give them limited input into other hardware and software used by the band.”