I am Rafaele Andrade (1994), born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil. I am driven by the passion of composing new eletroacoustic sounds. I compose, produce, conduct, program, 3d print, research, play, make, design and share.

Through collaborations and the diverse amount of projects I get involved, I am used to adapt and collaborate through creative ideas and solutions. I am open to learn and discover new possibilites of music and artistic expression.

My goal is to apply experimental music for improving a better world and its innovative audiences and practices, imagining the music industry as a model sustainable solutions, fair music market, gender equality and cultural diversity. A world where art becomes a conscious practice of behavior.



International found of promotion of culture

Arkea Accés (CANADA)

Composition Competition for string orchestra


Composition / conducting award


Instrument design


[2020] - [2022]

(MA) New audiences and innovative practices

Royal conservatory of the Hague [NL]

[2018] - [2020]

(BA) Sonology

Royal conservatory of the Hague [NL]

[2017] - [2019]

(BA) Composition - Music Theory

Leipzig Musichochschule [DE]

[2011] - [2015]

(BA) Composition and Conducting

Belas Artes do Paraná [BR]



Instrument inventors initiative


Creative director


Project manager, producer

Elektronische Werkplaats


Cue creatives

sound designer internship

Young philharmonic Orchestra

conductor assistant


Producer, conductor & Arranger


Designing a reporgrammable instrument

Gaudeamus, 2020

Sustainable 3d printing

Instrument inventors initiative. 2021

Eletroacoustic music production

University of Leeds. 2019

CNC machine and design

Instrument inventors initiative. 2021


3D Printing

2019 -

Creative programming

C++ , Javascript (Basics), Puredata, maxmsp, Unity5, wise and Supercollider

2018 -

Sound Engineering

2016 -


Arduino, Beaglebone, Teensy


Rafaele Andrade's (1994, Curitiba - Brazil) career as an accomplished creative artist, programmer, 3d designer, maker, musical pioneer, composer, cellist, and producer is widely evident. Her innovative artworks and performances have been critiqued and discussed at a great length in international music scenes, playing at the national concert halls in the Netherlands (Carré, 2021), Gaudeamus (2021), or internationally at the Chigiana music festival (Italy,2021), Oortreders (Belgium), Morphine records (Berlin, 2020). Since her first musical studies, Rafaele pursued a career in the sound art field as a composer and cellist. One of her most remarkable initiatives was the production of "Rádio Delas", a broadcast award curated to only Latin American women composers in south Brazil, supported by IFPC UNESCO.

Unexpectedly during her experience in the traditional music conservatory of Leipzig in Germany, she merged into live coding music, grounding, and participating in the first laptop orchestra of Leipzig (LLLE). Moving after it to the Netherlands, she became a member of the Netherlands Coding live and got into the Hackerspace community via Revspace hackerspace. Since then, the Live coding culture and vision has been part of her creative practice and vision.

Rafaele does not only work merging passion and motivation into her productions but also towards themes and topics important for her current context. She realized the urgency of the creation of a new musical tool (her own cello) that purely expresses a new world of rules, perspectives, and artistic vision in her practice. During her studies at the Sonology department in the Netherlands, she started the project Knurl, the design of a cello-based format. Knurl is an instrument-interface exploring concept of polyphony in the practice of a bowed string instrument. It runs and modifies live synthesis sounds while can program and planning the development of new ones on the fly. In addition, it becomes a platform for communication with the audience and collaborators, since they also obtain control of the instrument and its musical creative choices during its performance. The instrument has features that allow it to gain certain agency with machine listening mechanisms. In its interface, the performer can control and maintain up to 6 sound channels by changing sliders and pressing the strings.

This latest project is an extension of her previous work, but also a shift into exploring the potential of acoustic instruments and digital music awareness to be enhanced through built-in electronic components, as well as the potential for music to be a shared endeavor between performers and audience members.

Collaboration has an important role in Rafaele’s music development and motivation. By learning to listen and work with different ideas, background,s and perspectives from a long list of musicians, designers, makers, multimedia artists, live coders, writers, photographers, and architects, she learns to develop artworks that becomes fruitful experiences for personal and artistic development for the audiences, partners and herself..

She is currently responsible for Knurl Lab, a start-up project experimenting with creative applications of interfaces and musical instruments. Currently, she lives in the Hague in the Netherlands, performs in Europe and Latin America, and hopes to reach even wider aware audiences through her projects.

Rafaele is a member of the composers association group of Curitiba (Brazil), Instrument inventors, Círculo de invenção musical & the Netherlands Coding live.