MikroKontrolleur – An instrument to play one’s voice

Created by Katharina Hauke and Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes, the MikroKontrolleur is the result of the duo's ongoing research into working with vocals and electronics live on stage. It is an interface which enables a vocalist to expand the possibilities of his/her voice through live sound manipulation. It consists of a control station that can be attached to any microphone stand with one part played using hands and optional foot pedal to extend manipulation.

MikroKontrolleur is currently designed for solo performance, processing vocals (ranging from speech to throat singing) by means of digital sound manipulation. Like voice, that relies on the air, water, skin, vibrations, to name a few to create sound, Katharina and Dominik have designed an interface that specifically uses body gestures to balance the status of the digital interface while maintaining the range of vocal possibilities.

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