A probably humorous short story from Analog Magazine probably in the later part of the last century, the '80s or '90s.
On an Earth colony planet strange things happen when an alien musical instrument nicknamed "the demon flute" is played. It got its nickname because it was found in the ruins of an alien city on a planet of the star Algol, the "demon star".
If you Google Demon Flute you find the phrase has been used, for example in the anime Naruto, and the game Monster Hunter. Thus "demon flute" may come from legend or mythology and the instrument may not have actually resembled a flute very much. I think it looked more like a saxophone in the illustration.