/ THE CAFE DES SCIENCES
Introducing the Symbaline : the Invention of a New Musical Instrument
By Lior Arbel (Technion)
Wednesday 19 February at 8pm at Polly bar
Rotschild 60, Tel Aviv
The “Café des Sciences” is an event in English organised by the French Institute each month. The purpose is to make science accessible to everyone, and exchange about a specific topic in a relaxed atmosphere. Each session is around 30 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of discussion.
Lior Arbel is an electrical engineer (BSc, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology), musician and designer. He is currently doing a PhD at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), at the Faculty of Architecture/Industrial Design graduate program, supervised by Prof. Yoav Schechner (Technion) and Dr. Noam Amir (Tel-Aviv University).
His research is aimed at using technology and engineering to extend the boundaries of music: developing new musical instruments, musical sounds and musical experiences.
His PhD consists of the research and development of a new family of musical instruments combining musical wine glasses and strings. At the center of the research is a novel active instrument : The Symbaline, which uses electromagnetic actuation and signal processing to interface musical wine glasses to any other musical instrument.