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

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 Source software and Open Design tools, in order to contribute to the further development in these research fields.

Our research topics currently include:

  • Tangible Musical Instruments
  • Musical Animal-Machine Interaction
  • Embodied Gestures Composition
  • Tangible Interaction Design
  • Co-Design and Co-Creation

Keywords: New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Tangible User Interfaces, Tangible Interaction Design, Post-Digital Design, Physical Computing, Animals Computer Interaction.