May 29th is demo-day at the Tangible Music Lab, come and visit us at the late opening exhibition of our new department within the Institute of Media Studies. Play and experiment with post-digital musical interfaces and learn more about our artistic research practice.

Where: Expostmusik, 4th Floor, Domgassse 1, Kunstuniversität Linz.
When: Wednesday 29.5.2019 from 13h to 17h

The Tangible Music Lab is an artistic research group within the Institute of Media Studies at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. Led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltenbrunner the team experimentally explores the physical aspects of musical human machine interaction. We primarily but not exclusively develop novel musical interfaces with a focus on tangible interaction design, which are generally evaluated in direct artistic research practice.

Situated between art and technology, the design of digital musical instruments is an ideal experimentation field for art-based research. Tangible User Interfaces promise to provide a new approach to post-digital instrument design, which allows to reinterpret the physical value of well established cultural techniques and design patterns from traditional lutherie in combination with novel interaction design and digital processing.

Martin Kaltenbrunner and members of his research team Jens Vetter, Sabina Ahn, Reinhard Gupfinger and Enrique Tomás will showcase their musical interfaces.

Martin Kaltenbrunner will present the Reactable, a Tangible Modular Synthesizer.
Enrique Tomás will present his research and perform his compositions with Tangible Musical Notations.
Reinhard Gupfinger will create physical sound sculptures with his Sound Shifting Audio Foam Cutter.
Sabina Ahn will present her Sonomatter installation, transforming signals from microorganisms to sound.
Jens Vetter will introduce several tangible musical interfaces: The Tquencer in collaboration with Martin Kaltenbrunner as well as his Netz 2.0 sound installation and the experimental Kabelbox