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New ways to play: visionary designers on their instruments

With Carla Scaletti, Gerhard Behles, Roger Linn and Stephan Schmitt in conversation with Dennis DeSantis.

Musical instruments are the interface between musicians and the music they create. From the simplest frame drum to the most complicated modular synthesizer, the expressive potential of particular instruments directly affects the music that gets made.

The inventors on this panel are all visionary makers who have been able to create bespoke instruments with commercial appeal. Their work straddles the boundaries between software and hardware, between tools for expressive performance and environments for sophisticated sound design.

In this conversation they'll explore their storied backgrounds, their motivations for creating new instruments, and their ongoing explorations in the field.