The Tangible Music Lab is an artistic research team within the Institute of Media Studies at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. Led by Univ.-Prof. Martin Kaltenbrunner the lab experimentally explores the artistic aspects of human machine interaction.

tangible music lab

We primarily but not exclusively develop novel musical interfaces with a focus on tangible interaction design, which are generally evaluated in direct artistic practice. Most of our instrument hardware and software components are made available as Open Design tools, in order to contribute to the further development in these research fields.

Research themes:

  • Tangible Music Instruments
  • Tactile Sound for the Solid Medium
  • Digital Instruments for Grey Parrots
  • Embodied Gestures Composition
  • Embedded Systems for performing music

Keywords: New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Tangible Interfaces, Embedded Systems, Tangible Scores, Embedded Interaction, Instruments for Animals,