The Kaval

The kaval is a chromatic end-blown flute traditionally played throughout Azerbaijan, Turkey, Hungary, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, southern Serbia (кавал), Ukraine, Moldova, northern Greece (καβάλι or τζαμάρα), Romania (caval), and Armenia (Բլուլ or blul). The kaval is primarily associated with mountain shepherds throughout the Balkans and Anatolia. The concept is to provide the tangibility, by combining an ancient tangible instrument with digital fabrication, computer-machine listening, capacitive sensors for detect tangibility, other sensors like air pressure sensors, live visuals and computer music.

The Kaval (http://www.eastn.eu/Blogs/augmented-kaval) is a Human Machine Interface (HMI) for use in Live AudioVisual Performances. Is collaborating with GEA (https://github.com/igoumeninja/Geahttp://arisearch.github.io/tags/gea.html) an Heterogenous System for Live Visuals with the use of Live Coding.