pneumatic "motor" (reverse vacuum cleaner)

Chagrin: plebian clarinet and flute players can't afford as many pads as their saxophone overlords can.

Bigger pads. You need sevos. :)

Thinking on. i saw this done with a clarinet about 40 yrs ago. How about solenoid on drums, and piano.

Rotary bell clappers on strings etc.

Arduino concherto ?? Could be interesting for an exhibition.

Back to the subject line, some vacuum cleaners allow the hose to be attached to the inlet or outlet.

Agreed and i think that would work similar to organ blowers. But high power and very noisy, you would not hear the flute.