The AHRC Feedback Musicianship Network is running for 12 months, starting in June 2021.
Feedback instruments offer entirely new ways of engaging with sound, music, instrument design and musicianship. This presents complex new research challenges: we do not yet have the right language to describe the behaviour of these radical new instruments, or a clear scientific understanding of how best to shape their behaviour. There are large gaps in knowledge of luthiery of these hybrid acoustic/electromechanical/digital instruments, which also demand new composition, notation and performance techniques,and new understandings of virtuosity. The Feedback Musicianship Network will bring together artists and researchers to address these challenges.