How to keep flutes free of CovidNews
The Hochschule für Musik Freiburg has invented a disinfecting cabinet for flutes and other woodwind instruments.
It is claimed to kill all viruses, including Covid-19.
The man promoting it is Stefan Temmingh, a South African recorder virtuoso. He says: ‘Cleaning flutes is incredibly time-consuming. You can disinfect them with alcohol or other cleansers, but immersion damages the wood. So we have a disinfection cabinet that comes with ultraviolet light … it is particularly useful for instruments that are shared by different students.’
Disinfection takes 25 minutes. The box is now on sale for 7,600 euros.