Knurl: a reprogrammable cello
www.rafaeleandrade.org inst: rafaele.m.andrade Knurl is an acoustic-electric cello with 12 strings designed to be programmed and recharged live (on-the-fly). It is entirely controlled by the movement of the player's feet and knees. Knurl is charge itself by sound energy as harvest system, being one of the first electric instrument energy free. Knurl has 6 input channels and 2 out for each par of strings, a bow controller, a pedal and you can separate it parts and store at the suitcase for long/durable trips. It’s material is recyclable, mostly generated by locally resources, being able to create it by different materials depending what the current location could offer. It electronic circuit is self-sustainable, undependable of external sounds systems (such as speakers, cables, microphones, etc). It designed to utilize the sound possibilities of the cello, while offering a new array of possibilities that radically expand the instrument's range and sonic palette. On Knurl, we can create chords, we can use one side as cello while using the other as guitar or even as a harp, we can play different multiphonics or combinations of harmonics that are impossible on a conventional cello. The rotational angle of the instrument, which impacts the sound, is readily manipulated by the pressure of the player's knees and feet. The Knurl includes a musical device at the bow whose buttons and sensors can select and trigger synths or code functions that process the sound of both the cello and, potentially, the audience. This tool is geared for live electronic performances, in which the performer and audience can interact as the music unfolds in real time. The maker of Knurl is also very passionate about sustainability and innovation, making this instruments one of the biggest initiatives of ecological awareness in the music area, leading the edges of musical possibility.
(Andade, Rafaele) CRIME I - für zwei Guitaren und Elektronik
CRIME I gehört von eine Master Werk Serie (CRIME) über die Moral und Ethische über die Kriminalität. Dabei stellt es ein Kritik den falschen Idoll und aktuellen Illusionen dar, Es war besonders für das CD "Olhares" (JLN Produções Musicais) komponiert, gewidmet für dem Duo Liepe. Guitar: Ericsson Castro Andrea Paz Eletronik: Rafaele Andrade