Rafaele Andrade - KNURL (cancelled)

Sat 24 Oct 2020 - 15:00 to 23:30
Klankenbos, Toekomstlaan 5, 3910 Neerpelt

Knurl, a hand-made cello with 16 strings, is a shift into exploring the potential of hybrid electroacoustic instruments to be enhanced through built-in electronic components, as well as the potential for music to be a shared endeavour between performers, and global audience members and their networks. Knurl is solar-powered and reprogrammable: performers and audiences can interact with and manipulate it during the performance. Its 4 modes of performance: synthesis, detection, programming & analogue mode, are installed in a microcontroller in a self-contained electronic circuit. All the electronic devices are attached to it, including speakers, microphone, microcontroller, solar panels and sensors. At OORtreders Festival, Rafaele interacts with the permanent collection of Klankenbos and creates a composition for the festival in conjunction with the sound installation Composed Nature, the audience and their smartphones. Come closer, make the trees vibrate and experience the deep sounds of the cello.

Rafaele Andrade (BR) is a Brazilian composer and performer in the field of modern/experimental music. With a background in conducting, composition, cello, live coding and sonology, she designed her own instrument to compose music, perform and redesign the system of the music industry by promoting its practice about fair music distribution, social inclusion & sustainability. Rafaele has a passion for innovative and social initiatives, producing during her young career an orchestra of Brazilian music at 17 years old and at 22, curating a UNESCO project to promote Latin American female composers.

Recently graduated in Sonology (NL, 2020) and Composition and Conducting (BR, 2016) and in the process of completing a master in New audiences and innovative practices, she is a member of the composers association group Curitiba (BR), iii (Instrument Inventors) and the Netherlands Coding Live.

This performance is part of the parcours program which takes place on saturday 24.10 at Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof and will be performed three times between 15:00 and 23:30.