Skin-Air ceraMic

Researchers : Ingrid Murphy, Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos &Odysseus Klissouras

The present project concerns the research in the design and the fabrication of aerophone musical instruments from ceramic material using contemporary computer-based technologies.

Those instruments will be developed by digital fabrication techniques in the FabLab and designed with by an algorithmic code-based approach. Ideas and approaches originating for the computational crafts will merge with concepts and techniques coming from the fields of sound and music computing and sonic arts. Research will be carried out on the following areas : 3D printing and ceramics, algorithmic design of aerophones, musical instruments performance.

The objective of this research is to explore novel ways in designing and performing aerophones through the use of cutting edge technologies. Those novel instruments will be exhibited and performed in contemporary music context.

Skin Air is an innovative instrument that was realised in an EASTN (European Art Science and Technology Network) project residency, that took place in February 2015 at Cardiff Metropolitan University, School of Art and Design, where Odysseas Klissouras was invited by Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos and Olivia Kotsifa, Cardiff partners of the EASTN network and creators of FabLab Cardiff.

The project team consist of Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos AK (Senior Lecturer in Sonic Arts, Art/Science/Technology), Odysseus Klissouras OK(Sonic Artist), Ingrid Murphy (Academic Lead- Transdisciplinarity )