Instrument-making today can be much more than building violins and pianos. It can be building hardware and software, coding interaction and creating machinic behaviour that surprises humans. Giacomo Lepri is a musician-engineer-composer who is a maker of musical instruments. During 2022 he worked in Graz at iem to carry out research and practical experiments on human-computer-interaction in music. We met and talked about the joy of absurd and useless machines, how computers always mirror human paradigms and how improvisation and playfulness can be guideline also for technical design procedures.
This talk was recorded as part of the FWF-funded artistic research project „Interagency“ led by Artemi-Maria Gioti, PhD.
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