UN​-​BOW

by Rafaele Andrade

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  • Un-bow is a futuristic solo album exploring new modes of behaviour and interaction between bow, strings, body, and code, through Knurl, a hybrid (acoustic/electric), solar-powered, 16 stringed cello designed so that one can reprogram its sound on the fly. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, I was incredibly grateful to be able to release it through Kickstarter. Meeting and even exceeding its initial fundraising goals, the project could be fully realized, with new collaborations that became possible through this robust support.

    This is, of course, an unconventional album. Like the instrument itself, the work is hybrid, functioning both as a sonic production and a kind of narrative game. Each track of the album is complemented by a flash fiction piece or prose poem by American writer Tim Horvath. Listeners are invited to read alongside the music, and to consider which musical track might "correspond" with each narrative. By "correspond," we mean to call attention to the postcards that they resemble, or to any messages, trans-Atlantic, crossing oceans of time or mere rooms. These pieces were composed and written not in isolation but through a dynamic back-and-forth, and the pieces themselves might be thought of as attempted antidotes or salves to isolation, not just within the current pandemic conditions, but in peering forward at the still-inchoate world to come. There are no exact correspondences, no "right answers," though in the end maybe the hope that the listener/reader feels slightly less alone.


    1. Listen to your USB in your electronic device while browsing through and reading the pieces in any particular order

    2. When you’re listening, select the postcard which in your opinion matches most aptly with the track that you’re listening to

    3. If you’re in a group, you can choose to play in collaboration or in competition. Make sure to hide your opinion from others! :)

    4. Write your answers down on a scrap of paper. The answers of the "right" matches are revealed in the stamp rectangle above. However, there are no wrong answers.

    5. Looking forward to sharing this game remotely with friends? Send by post the postcard that you liked most and generate a digital code for your sender online at www.knurl-lab.in.

    6. Share your experience by tagging #unbowed on your social media. We would love to hear from you anytime

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released June 28, 2019

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Rafaele Andrade [BR/NL] is a music pioneer in the field of modern/experimental music. With a background in Conducting, Composition, Production, Cello, live coding, and Sonology, she applies those knowledges in her artworks merging the reflection and practice of Innovation, technology, social inclusion, sustainability & fair music distribution. ... more

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