If an instrument or switch doesn’t work well enough for you, we will build something that does!.
Instrument Building – designing for independence
Research & Create is our series of developmental workshops addressing a wide variety of problems and solutions. Musicians with disabilities are integrated with designers to co-design accessible and DIY digital musical instruments, build quick and user-informed prototypes that are then developed through an interactive design process into robust devices that can be used as customised musical instruments in workshops. Aiming for independent control of music creativity, our build workshops include the use and exploration of virtual reality environments for inclusive music making, and ongoing partnership research with our Performance without Barriers team in collaboration with Queens University Belfast.