MusicMakers Hacklab: Input I

Native Instruments Office, Schlesische Straße 29-30, 10997 Berlin Map
Tickets: Free entrance


17:00 18:15

“Emotions in form: How design of musical objects embodies memory and feeling” panel with Ārash Āzādi, Simonne Jones, Steinunn Arnardottir, Johannes Schroth. Moderated by Peter Kirn.

Inside the bubble of music technology practitioners, we can easily get lost in technical details, divorcing electronic instruments from how they’re used and why. This panel tries to find a new discourse by shining light onto the emotions that drive electronic musical instruments’ creation and performance.

The conversation bridges art making and design and engineering, with a diverse set of speakers with backgrounds in industrial design, DSP, performance and composition. Together, the panelists will share their insights into the experiences and emotions connected to creating and playing instruments.


Presented with Native Instruments and SHAPE, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Steinunn Arnardottir[IS/DE]

Steinunn Arnardottir has been a member of Native Instrument's research team as a DSP Developer for over seven years. She has worked on audio effects for NI’s entire product range, including Maschine, Traktor, GuitarRig and Kontakt. 

Johannes Schroth[DE]

Johannes Schroth was born in former West-Berlin, growing up with omnipresent american military, CIA spy antennas, Skateboarding und punk culture. When the wall came down Johannes became part of the Berlin hip-hop scene infamous for its graffiti crews and hip-hop jams.

Simonne Jones[US/DE]

Simonne Jones was born in Los Angeles and has established herself in the experimentallycharged atmosphere of Berlin. A multi-instrumentalist, Simonne creates introspective electropop that pushes the boundaries of the genre.

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