Knurl is an instrument-interface designed to explore the sense of momentum craftmanship into music performances. 

Knurl lab is a platform sharing its findings and how the creative choices can be shared, owned and integrated  in music practice.

We are motivated to build knowledge about creating new experimental electroacoustic instruments / artworks in a deep connection to our environment and community. A platform for  investigation, collaborative Research and development, try-outs and concerts exploring the digital limitations of music-making, and uncovering solutions for some of technical barriers that composers and performers face today by the application of digital tools. 

About Knurl

Knurl is an instrument-interface exploring concepts of interactivity and polyphony in the practice of a bowed string instrument. It is a creation of the composer and cellist Rafaele Andrade, it runs and modifies live synthesis sounds while autonomous and interactive systems can influence it. Knurl can be considered: 


To explore new ways to play music reflecting and representing solutions, ethical concepts and deeper relationships between music makers and listeners

To support artists, their innovations and contributions to the future of music, science, culture and education