A bit of AUUG’s founder background story:
Prior to founding AUUG, Joshua Young’s neuroscience research led him to Berlin. Coming into contact with Berlin’s vibrant electronic music scene, he became frustrated by the lack of physical connection between these musicians and the sounds they were creating. This frustration inspired him to start tearing apart old music hardware to build interfaces that would give electronic musicians a more physical and expressive way of shaping their sounds, that would be more compelling for both them and their audience. While completing his neuroscience PhD and publishing his research, Josh continued this process and designed the form-factor of the Motion Synth, which was publicly launched via crowdfunding in Dec 2013.
For more inspiration, watch his TEDx talk “Making music from motion” at: