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.


Rafaele Andrade [Brazil, 1994] is a musician in the field of applied experimental music. With a background in Conducting, Composition, Production, Cello, Programming, 3D printing and Sonology, she develops artworks merging those practices with technology, social inclusion, sustainability & fair music distribution. Rafaele is a member of Netherlands coding Live, Instrument inventors initiative and the creator of Knurl, an interactive and open source cello that shares control of the artistic experience with its audience. She is currently living in the Hague, The Netherlands.



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, musical pioneer and producer is widely evidential. Her innovative artistic pieces and production techniques have been critiqued and discussed at the great length of international music scenes. Since the beginning of XXI century, Rafaele pursued a career in the sound art field as a composer and cellist. Her passion was already remarcable at the first year of her bachelor at Conducting and Composition, when she ground, produced and conducted an orchestra (OMPFAP) with her 17 years old. Rafaele didn't born in a musician family, she learned scores, to play an instrument and to compose everything by herself. Also, She grew up in a time when Brazil was (and still) extremely violent and inequivalent with women. This search for justice was present in several pieces and productions of her. From now on, one of the most remarcable one is the project "Rádio Delas", a broadcast award curated to only Latin america women composers, supported by IFPC UNESCO.

Unexpectedly during her experience into the traditional Leipzig's conservatory in Germany, she merged into live coding music, grounding and participating of the first laptop orchestra of Leipzig (LLLE). Moving after it to the Netherlands, she became a member of the Netherlands Coding live. and get into the Hacker community via Revspace hackerspace.

Rafaele does not only work merging passion and motivation into her productions but also abstracting simple necessities of the now, making her art a vital product of surroundings. She realized the urgency of the creation of a new musical tool (her own cello) that purely express a new world of rules. During her studies at the Sonology department in the Netherlands, she started to build a reprogrammable electronic instrument, self-contained (microphone, microcontrollers, screen and speakers are included) and charged by renewable energy (solar and sound energy harvest). Knurl (the name or this cello), is completely recyclable with CO neutral strings, microcontrollers and sensors certified by ROHS (a label that inspects non-letal chemical components for human beings). 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.

She is currently responsible for Knurl Lab, a start up project of experimenting audience engagement and interactivity in 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.