UNHEARD: 3D Printing and Electronic Technology as Music Interfaces

This workshop welcomes composers, sound artists and musicians to explore the artistic possibilities of digital instruments and its realm of possibilities by learning and interacting with the instrument Knurl. Knurl is a 16-string music instrument made by Rafaele Andrade with 3D printing technology, sensors, electronics, and the latest audio technology.

Through improvisation exercises and collaborative sessions, the participants are invited to test its digital mapping system, 3d printing acoustics, electronic sound designs and uncover its design features. This experience merges and crossovers expertise and curiosity on the realm of 3D Printing and electronics technology as part of music interfaces, with a focus on sharing the unique perspectives and features for musicians. The end result of this activity will be followed up by an improvisation session with Rafaele and the participants.