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.

Nov 27, 2012

The Nose Flute Hall of Fame

The Nose Flute Hall of Fame is a virtual institution which goal is to celebrate nose flute producers', promoters' and performers' memory. It has been established 2012 and is administered by Noseflute.Org

Producers: 12 entries (15 people)
Promoters: 8 entries (8 people)
Performers: 6 entries (6 people)



[Updated Jun. 21, 2016]






Carter, William G. (1846-1919) --- ***Honorary Degree***
For having invented the Nasalette, first urban nose flute
Patent US 477,167
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Albert, Jacques (1850-1914) & Frank (1874-1962)
For having introduced, developed and spread the Magic Flute in Australia and New Zealand, during more than 50 years!
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Berry, Charles M. (1864-1959)
For his invention of the Vocamonica, featuring the first settable fipple.
Patent US 2,197,993
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Chevers, Aurion Villa (1856-1921)
For his pan nose flute.
Patent US 1,228,532
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Couchois, Garrett John (1860-1921)
For his beautiful "Whistle"
Patent US D31,876
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Davis, Ernest Winfield (1881-1965)
For the invention of the plastic Humanatone model
Patent US 2,245,432
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Degen, Cornelius (1956-2014)
For his beautifully designed wooden nose flutes and his invention of a "tuning slider" air duct cover.
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Goldstein, Joseph (-)
For the Wunderflöte, and other nose flute inventions
Patents FR 441,067 and GB 257,164
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Gretsch, Fred Jr. (1905-1980)
For having produced, promoted and sold the polystyrene Humanatones

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Ronsheim, Nelson (1905-1981)
For the Snoot-Flute design

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Stivers, James Joseph (1881-) & George W. (1876-)
For having produced, promoted and sold millions of metal Humanatones

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Weidlich, Kurt (1899-) & Lohse, Günter (1919-2012)
For having invented, produced and sold the Schwan Nasenflöte
Patent DE 1,698,951
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Hottetotte, Jean-Marie (1725-1781) --- ***Honorary Degree***
For his famous Concerto Pomposo for nose flute

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Shepherd, Jean Parker (1921-1999) --- ***Honorary Degree***
For all the work done and the fun spread during his radio shows, for the greatest nose flute fame in the USA.
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Averill, Esther Holden (1902-1992)
For her book Jenny's Moonlight Adventure in which the cat Jenny risks her life to find back the diva Madame Butterfly's nose flute.
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Flood, Timothy (1927-2014)
Hurling champion, Banjo player and Sheepdog trials champion, for having, through shows and TV programs, used and promoted nose flute as a herding tool.
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Florian, Jean-Pierre Claris de (1755-1794)
For having written L'Ane et la Flute ("the Ass and the Flute"),
first french poem mentioning the noble art of nosefluting.
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Kagel, Mauricio Raúl (1931-2008)
For his piece Der Schall (1968), in which he wrote a distinct nose flute part, considering the Nasenflöte as a real instrument.
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Martin, Jacques (1933-2007)
TV presenter, for having helped discovering twice the noble instrument:
The Narinophone (Ocariflute) in 1982 and the Siffle-nez (Froby) in 1987
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Pound, Ezra Weston Loomis (1885-1972)
For having opened his opera Le Testament de Villon
with 12 notes of nose flute
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Dubuffet, Jean Philippe Arthur Vincent (1901-1985) --- ***Honorary Degree***
For having chosen, cherished and played a vintage nose flute
for his 1961 recordings Musiques Expérimentales
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Threlkeld, Lloyd Buford (1893-1934) --- ***Honorary Degree***
For his tremendous Blues recordings made among Whistler and His Jug Band

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Cohen, Leonard Norman (1934-2016)
For having ended his song Tonight Will Be Fine
with some nose flute notes
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Jones, Harvey (1902-1960s)
For his recordings with the Jones' Paramount Charleston Four

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Presley, Elvis Aaron (1935-1977)
For his song Barefoot Ballad

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Scott, Alan (1930-1995)
For his performances with the Bushwhackers
and the recording Drover's Dream
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11 comments:

  1. 16 Entries already! The division looks great.

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  2. Yep, you had a good idea with this 3P division! Thanks!

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  3. Updated with the new entries, and added a picture and a link for each entry.

    I unilaterally decided to integrate Fred Gretsch Jr., who bought the brand Humanatone from the Stivers, and the patent patent from Davis, in order to launch the nose flute biggest sales success: the plastic Humanatone!

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  4. I think it's a great thing to have this Hall of Fame so easily accessible as a banner. I love the overview with the "avatar" pictures, the accompanying one-liners and the links to their posts!

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  5. Beautiful work and presented with almost german accuracy - congratulations for this great addition to the Hall of Fame!

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  6. You left out Rahsaan Roland Kirk!

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    1. Hello,

      Well the reason is simple : Roland Kirk used to play regular flutes with his nose, and no nose flute (as far as I know). By "nose flute", here, we deal with instruments which tonality is modified by changing the size of the buccal cavity, not by the use of fingers clogging holes. Let's call "urban nose flute" that instrument.

      All the best,
      thanks for your comment

      Antoine

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  7. Have you checked out Will Grove-white from the ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain? http://youtu.be/lgeZuLkqPpw?list=UUoRYjxbNRhlG2g5lqAmMs4g

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    1. Hello Ben!

      Will is a friend of mine! And I have published on this bloag all of his videos (3) with nose flute (just type his name in the "search" field of this blog). Anyway, excepted for Leonard Cohen (which was a mistake from me), you'll notice that all the member of the NFHoF have been nominated ...post mortem. And fortunately, my friend Will is very alive!

      All the best,

      Antoine

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    2. Look, I even made an electronic nose flute for will : http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tIMZrGCbzqM/Tw86uM3oAnI/AAAAAAAAKEA/NDfiQGuAZCU/s1600/%2BWGW-.jpg

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