2004 – 2007 European researchgroup to further develop (digital) bowed stringend instruments.

An important role played the idea to create new developments with an interplay between performers, researchers, instrument builders and composers. The SIG (SIG = Special Interest Group) was founded in 2004 by Cornelius Pöpel and Hatto Beyerle (founding member of the Alban Berg string quartett, artistic director of the European Chamber Music Academy, ECMA). The SIG counted about 30 persons from five european nations and from the US. Members are including people from the opera orchestras in Dortmund and Cologne, from the bavarian radio symphony orchestra, from IRCAM, Paris (Institute for music/acoustic research and coordination), KTH Stockholm (Royal Institute of Technology), Julliard School, New York, London Metropolitan University or the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Meetings were held in Germany and France. The 5th meeting was held at IRCAM, Paris (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music). A concert “Nocturne 13” was given at the Academy for Media Arts, Cologne by members of the group.