Michele Abolaffio is a live electronics performer, sound engineer and electronics designer.
He holds a BA degree in “Music and New Technologies” from the Conservatory of Florence 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.
His 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.
He collaborated as live electronics performer with the Music School of Fiesole. He develops interactive sound installations integrated into sculptures together with the OHM artists collective. He is a freelance live sound engineer.
In 2016 he wins the ADE SoundLab grant for the live performance Synaesthesia.
In 2017 receives an Honorary Mention from Matera/Intermedia Festival for the performance with the ensemble Miloš Cathals.
From 2017 he is active in Studio LOOS in Den Haag as sound engineer, production assistant and studio manager.