Mr Andre   Goios Borges De Almeida
Research Associate

Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida

Science
School of Physics

I am a researcher in musical and voice acoustics and a previous lecturer in Acoustics. I study the physics of sound production in wind instruments and in the voice. Under the supervision of Joe Wolfe, and in collaboration with Noel Hanna and John Smith, I devise non-intrusive experiments that allow to characterise the mechanical behaviour of the vocal folds. Given my experience in musical acoustics, I relate these results with similar ones studying the operation of the lips and the reeds in wind instruments such as the trombone, the clarinet or the oboe.

Previously, in the same team I was particularly interested on the behaviour of reeds and lips when control parameters are changed rather than being kept constant. These parameters can be the blowing pressure or the tension of the lips. One particular aspect with important results was our study on the start of oscillations when starting a new note from silence.

 

Phone
+61 2 9385 4541
Location
LG06, Old Main Building (J14 on campus map)

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2013
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Wolfe JA; Almeida A; Chen JM; George D; Hanna NN; Smith JR, 2013, 'The player-wind instrument interaction', in Bresin R; Askenfelt A (ed.), Proceedings of the Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference 2013, SMAC Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference, Stockholm, pp. 323 - 330, http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/reprints/SMACinteraction.pdf
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Schubert E; Wolfe J, 2021, 'Timbre Vibrato Perception and Description', Music Perception, vol. 38, pp. 282 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/MP.2021.38.3.282
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Delhomme F; Hajimohammadi A; Almeida A; Jiang C; Moreau D; Gan Y; Wang X; Castel A, 2020, 'Physical properties of Australian hurd used as aggregate for hemp concrete', Materials Today Communications, vol. 24, pp. 100986 - 100986, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2020.100986
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Jeanneteau M; Hanna N; Almeida A; Smith J; Wolfe J, 2020, 'Using visual feedback to tune the second vocal tract resonance for singing in the high soprano range', Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14015439.2020.1834612
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Li W; Goios Borges De Almeida A; Inwood L; Smith J; Wolfe J, 2019, 'Science of articulation: some recent scientific studies of clarinet tonguing', Clarinet & Saxophone, vol. 43, pp. 32 - 35
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Jones C; Li W; Meida AA; German A, 2019, 'Evaluating cross-linguistic forced alignment of conversational data in north Australian Kriol, an under-resourced language', LANGUAGE DOCUMENTATION & CONSERVATION, vol. 13, pp. 281 - 299, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000498630500004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Schubert E; Smith J; Wolfe J, 2017, 'Brightness scaling of periodic tones', Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, vol. 79, pp. 1892 - 1896, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13414-017-1394-6
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Li W; Smith JR; Wolfe J, 2017, 'The mechanism producing initial transients on the clarinet', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 142, pp. 3376 - 3386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.5014036
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Li W; Almeida A; Smith J; Wolfe J, 2016, 'The effect of blowing pressure, lip force and tonguing on transients: A study using a clarinet-playing machine', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 140, pp. 1089 - 1100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4960594
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Li W; Almeida A; Smith J; Wolfe J, 2016, 'How clarinettists articulate: The effect of blowing pressure and tonguing on initial and final transients', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 139, pp. 825 - 838, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4941660
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Bergeot B; Vergez C; Gazengel B, 2015, 'Analytical determination of the attack transient in a clarinet with time-varying blowing pressure', Acta Acustica united with Acustica, vol. 101, pp. 1026 - 1038, http://dx.doi.org/10.3813/AAA.918897
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Bergeot B; Almeida A; Gazengel B; Vergez C; Ferrand D, 2014, 'Response of an artificially blown clarinet to different blowing pressure profiles', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 135, pp. 479 - 490, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4835755
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Bergeot B; Almeida A; Vergez C, 2014, 'Effect of the shape of mouth pressure variation on dynamic oscillation threshold of a clarinet model', International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, Le Mans, https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01023500/document
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Bergeot B; Almeida A; Vergez C; Gazengel B, 2013, 'Prediction of the dynamic oscillation threshold in a clarinet model with a linearly increasing blowing pressure', Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 73, pp. 521 - 534, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11071-013-0806-y
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; George D; Smith J; Wolfe J, 2013, 'The clarinet: How blowing pressure, lip force, lip position and reed “hardness” affect pitch, sound level, and spectrum', The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 134, pp. 2247 - 2247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4816538
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Bergeot B; Almeida A; Vergez C; Gazengel B, 2013, 'Prediction of the dynamic oscillation threshold in a clarinet model with a linearly increasing blowing pressure: Influence of noise', Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 74, pp. 591 - 605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11071-013-0991-8
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Blanc F; Fabre B; Montgermont N; De La Cuadra P; Almeida A, 2010, 'Scaling of flute-like instruments: An analysis from the point of view of the hydrodynamic instability of the jet', Acta Acustica united with Acustica, vol. 96, pp. 642 - 653, http://dx.doi.org/10.3813/AAA.918319
    Journal articles | 2009
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Chow R; Smith JR; Wolfe JA, 2009, 'The kinetics and acoustics of fingering and note transitions on the flute', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 126, pp. 1521 - 1529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3179674
    Journal articles | 2007
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Vergez C; Caussé R, 2007, 'Quasistatic nonlinear characteristics of double-reed instruments', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 121, pp. 536 - 546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.2390668
    Journal articles | 2007
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Vergez C; Caussé R, 2007, 'Experimental investigation of reed instrument functioning through image analysis of reed opening', Acta Acustica united with Acustica, vol. 93, pp. 645 - 658
    Journal articles | 2003
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Vergez C; Almeida A; Caussé R; Rodet X, 2003, 'Toward a Simple Physical Model of Double-Reed Musical Instruments: Influence of Aero-Dynamical Losses in the Embouchure on the Coupling Between the Reed and the Bore of the Resonator', Acta Acustica (Stuttgart), vol. 89, pp. 964 - 973
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Jones C; Demuth K; Li W; Almeida A, 2020, 'Vowels in the Barunga Variety of North Australian Kriol', in Interspeech 2017, ISCA, Stockholm, Sweeden, presented at Interspeech 2017, Stockholm, Sweeden, 20 August 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/interspeech.2017-1552
    Software / Code | 2019
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Jeanneteau M; Hanna N; Goios Borges De Almeida A; Smith J; Wolfe J, 2019, Real Time Resonance Estimation, Open Source, Published: 29 March 2019, Software / Code, http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2616870
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Rodriguez A; Hanna N; Goios Borges De Almeida A; Smith J; Wolfe J, 2018, 'Estimation of vocal tract and trachea area functions from impedance spectra measured through the lips', in Epps J; Wolfe J; Smith J; Jones C (eds.), Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, Australia, pp. 77 - 80, presented at Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, Australia, 04 December 2018 - 07 December 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/asf1-sm30
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Lehoux H; Goios Borges De Almeida A; Hanna N; Wolfe J; Smith J, 2018, 'Estimating pressure and flow at the glottis in a vocal tract-like duct from microphone measurements at the mouth', in Epps J; Wolfe J; Smith JR; Jones C (eds.), Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, Australia, pp. 81 - 84, presented at Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, Australia, 04 December 2018 - 07 December 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/ybnv-8146
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Li W; Smith J; Wolfe J, 2018, 'Modelling the spectral evolution of transients in wind instruments', in Proceedings of the 26th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Li W; Smith J; Wolfe J, 2018, 'Modelling the spectral evolution of transients in wind instruments', in Proceedings of the 26th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2019
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Li W; Almeida A; Smith JOHN; Wolfe JOE, 2016, 'Some secrets of good musicians: the physics controlling articulation and timbre in reed instruments', in Proceedings of ACOUSTICS 2016, Brisbane, pp. 596 - 604, presented at The 2nd Australian Acoustical Societies’ conference, Brisbane, 09 November 2016 - 11 November 2016, https://www.acoustics.asn.au/conference_proceedings/AASNZ2016/papers/p81.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Li W-C; Smith J; Wolfe J; Almeida A, 2014, 'Tongue, lip and breath interactions in clarinet playing: a study using a playing machine', in 21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2014, ICSV 2014, ICSV, Beijing, pp. 1817 - 1824, presented at International Conference on Sound and Vibration, Beijing, 13 July 2014 - 17 July 2014, http://www.icsv21.org/content/papers/papers/full_paper_321_20140422112347336.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Li W-C; Almeida A; Smith J; Wolfe J, 2014, 'Tongue control and its coordination with blowing pressure in clarinet playing', in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Music Acoustics, Le Mans, 2014, ISMA, Le Mans, pp. 541 - 546, presented at International Symposium on Music Acoustics, Le Mans, 07 July 2014 - 12 July 2014, http://www.conforg.fr/isma2014/cdrom/data/articles/000067.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Bergeot B; Almeida A; Gazengel B; Le Mans F; Vergez C, 2013, 'Prediction of the dynamic oscillation threshold of a clarinet model: Comparison between analytical predictions and simulation results', in Prediction of the dynamic oscillation threshold of a clarinet model: Comparison between analytical predictions and simulation results, Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, presented at Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 30 July 2013 - 03 August 2013, http://perso.univ-lemans.fr/~bgazen/smacsmc2013_submission_99.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Bergeot B; Almeida A; Vergez C; Gazengel B, 2012, 'Measurement of attack transients in a clarinet driven by a ramp-like varying pressure', in Measurement of attack transients in a clarinet driven by a ramp-like varying pressure, Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Nantes, France, presented at Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Nantes, France, 23 April 2012 - 27 April 2012, http://perso.univ-lemans.fr/~bgazen/ActeCFA2012_BB2.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A, 2012, 'Study of the extinction of a note in reed instruments', in Study of the extinction of a note in reed instruments, Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Nantes, France, presented at Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Nantes, France, 23 April 2012 - 27 April 2012, http://www.acoustics2012-nantes.org/
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Bergeot B; Almeida A; Vergez C; Gazengel B, 2012, 'Attack transients in a clarinet model with time-varying blowing pressure', in Attack transients in a clarinet model with time-varying blowing pressure, Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Nantes, France, presented at Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Nantes, France, 23 April 2012 - 27 April 2012, http://www.acoustics2012-nantes.org/
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Devillers M; Chow R; Smith JR; Wolfe JA, 2010, 'Practice makes less imperfect: the effects of experience and practice on the kinetics and coordination of flutists' fingers', in Proceedings of 20th International Congress on Acoustics ICA 2010, Australian Acoustical Society, Sydney, presented at International Symposium on Music Acoustics (Associated Meeting of the International Congress on Acoustics), Sydney and Katoomba, Australia, 25 August 2010 - 31 August 2010, http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/reprints/fluteISMA2010.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Laruaz M; Dalmont JP, 2010, 'Attack transients in a loudspeaker / resonator coupled system', in 20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, pp. 3905 - 3908
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Lemare J; Sheahan M; Judge J; Auvray R; Dang KS; John S; Geoffroy J; Katupitiya J; Santus P; Skougarevsky A; Smith JR; Wolfe JA, 2010, 'Clarinet parameter cartography: automatic mapping of the sound produced as a function of blowing pressure and reed force', in Proceedings of 20th International Congress on Acoustics ICA 2010, Australian Acoustical Society, Sydney, pp. 1 - 6, presented at International Symposium on Music Acoustics (Associated Meeting of the International Congress on Acoustics), Sydney and Katoomba, Australia, 25 August 2010 - 31 August 2010, http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/reprints/clarinetcartography.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Fabre B; Montgermont N; Blanc F, 2007, 'Evolution of sound spectra of flue instruments with the control parameters and the role of aeroacoustical sources', in Evolution of sound spectra of flue instruments with the control parameters and the role of aeroacoustical sources, International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, Barcelona, Spain, presented at International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, Barcelona, Spain, 09 September 2007 - 12 September 2007, http://www.icacommission.org/pastsymp.html
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Vergez C; Caussé R, 2004, 'Experimental investigations on double reed quasi-static behavior', in Experimental investigations on double reed quasi-static behavior, International Congress on Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan, presented at International Congress on Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan, 20 September 2004 - 22 September 2004, http://goios.free.fr/articles/Almeida-ica2004.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Vergez C; Caussé R; Rodet X, 2004, 'Physical model of an oboe: comparison with experiments', in Physical model of an oboe: comparison with experiments, International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, Nara, Japan, pp. 112 - 115, presented at International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, Nara, Japan, 01 January 2004 - 01 January 2004, http://goios.free.fr/articles/Almeida-isma2004.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Vergez C; Caussé R; Rodet X, 2003, 'Experimental research on double reed physical properties', in Experimental research on double reed physical properties, Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, presented at Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 06 August 2003 - 09 August 2003, http://goios.free.fr/articles/Almeida-smac2003.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Mr Andre Goios Borges De Almeida
    Almeida A; Vergez C; Caussé R; Rodet X, 2002, 'Physical study of double-reed instruments for application to sound-synthesis', in Physical study of double-reed instruments for application to sound-synthesis, International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, Mexico City, Mexico, presented at International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, Mexico City, Mexico, 01 January 2002 - 01 January 2002, http://goios.free.fr/articles/Almeida-isma2002.pdf

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