An ongoing collaboration with Misha Somerville of MK Whistles to create a keyed chromatic-scale folk whistle. Misha has a top reputation amongst players across the world for producing beautifully crafted, professional level instruments.
We have been documenting our process on the MK Whistles Design Blog. The intention in making the process public has been to involve players in the discussions on the design, to engage with them and their experiences.
The challenge we are seeking to resolve is to create keys with the right feel combined with a sleek and elegant aesthetic which matches the current range of whistles on offer. We are trying to move away from the visual clutter of a Boehm style flute towards an object that has a simple elegance.