Stefania Serafin E: sts (at)


As part of my PhD dissertation at CCRMA, Stanford University, I developed several physical models of unusual friction driven instruments such as a musical saw, Tibetan singing bowls, rubbed wineglasses and bowed cymbals.

You can read about them in the dissertation “The sound of friction: real-time models, playability and musical applications” that can be downloaded here: The sound of friction .