Michele Abolaffio is a live electronics performer, sound engineer and interface developer. He holds a BA degree in Music and New Technologies from the Conservatory of Firenze and a Master of Music degree in “Instruments & Interfaces” at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague and STEIM Institute in Amsterdam. He is currently a research associate in the STEIM Institute, handling hardware and software development.
Michele’s artistic and technological research focuses on the development of biophysical musical instruments for live performance. He is part of the improvisational electroacoustic quartet Miloš Cathals and member of Twelve-Lab collective, a laboratory dedicated to sound productions. Michele develops interactive sound installations integrated into sculptures together with the OHM artists collective. He is also a freelance live sound engineer.
In 2016 he won the ADE SoundLab grant for his performance Synaesthesia. Since 2017 he has been active at Studio LOOS in The Hague as a sound engineer, production assistant and studio manager.
Michele will be presenting his work at an Azmith concert at the iii workspace on October 27.