This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Jun 14, 2012

Interaction, again! - I

On June 9 (last Friday) we published a post about Don Luis and his nose flutes. And Yesterday, Don Luis posted the following video, in which he shows 2 nose flutes and plays one, made according to our "cardboard template".

[You can download this template here and print it on a A4 (210 x 297 mm) cardboard sheet. Pictures of the way to mount it can be found here and a video that could help you here].

Happy International Nose Flute Day, Don Luis!


  1. Merci beaucoup Antoine. Your blog has been an inspiration. I am having a lot of fun making and playing nose flutes.

    Happy International Nose Flute Day !


  2. Oh thank to *YOU* Luis, for making, playing and showing nose flutes! You too, have a nice INFDay!


  3. Amazing to see how a simple take on basic 2-Dimensional material creates such a beautiful and functional 3D-shape! These cardboard flutes actually produce a nice quality sound! What would the Japanese do to it with origami, I wonder!?

    I find it ever so cool to see all these different versions made from all sorts of unorthodox materials, by people from all over the world! Thank you Antoine, for sharing this through your blog and apparently inspiring so many people!

  4. Thank you! Well those cardboard flutes "play". They do not have the sound of a regular nose flute. They are a bit more difficult to play, too. But they work, they are free and funny to build.
    Yes, many other materials should be experimented!