A CHANGE IN PARADIGM FROM FIXED DESIGN TO VARIABLE DESIGN
WE DESIGN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
The current state of the art in digital technology allows us complete freedom in designing totally innovative musical instruments that are as efficient, tunable, playable and sounding great as any conventional musical instrument. We have accomplished this through permanent research and development using digital technologies such as 3D modeling, vibrational analysis, CNC machining, laser cutting and rapid prototyping while using all kinds of materials from fine woods and gourds to carbon fiber and aluminum.
In the last fifteen years we've been closely collaborating with foundations, museums, cultural centers, ensembles and composers to design and build instruments for new music, interactive exhibitions, live performances and educational programs.
FROM DIGITAL TO PHYSICAL
The Pangeia Instrumentos series are contemporary musical instruments, sound devices and installations designed and built as a process of music writing and experimentation with form, design, sound and music.
Its creator, composer and electronics engineer Victor Gama has been steadily designing and building an impressive array of instruments since the early 90s. His process begins with the creation of an entirely new instrument, one whose design is steeped in symbolic meaning. Concept design, the selection of materials, fabrication, and scoring is all part of the rigorous way Gama creates new music for the 21st century, blending current fabrication technologies with ideas, materials, and traditions inspired by the natural world.