14:00 - 15:00
In Music Tech, we tend to think primarily in term of which new technology is around and how to use it. We could argue that this is a pretty valid standpoint as, for most of the modern Music history, the role of technology has been crucial in defining practices and aesthetics. Though it is important to highlight that the driving force of this evolution is fundamentally the human experience. I’ll try to discuss, in my 15 years of Music Tech practice, how the human-centred approach of Design has been a factor of innovation, creativity and change. The work that I will describe mostly gravitates around the HandSketch musical instrument project, how it started as a niche tech development for live contemporary performance, then jumped into the field of social interaction, to come back, changed, onto the stage and beyond. The guiding line of all those changes: the search for a more expressive human experience.