Tomas Henriques: concept, design, software development
Vitorino Henriques: hardware design
The META-EWI and the META-EVI are two musical instruments created from an extensive augmentation of respectively the AKAI EWI3020 wind controller and the Steiner MIDI EVI. Both instruments were expanded with a new set of electronics based on sensor technologies. The main goal of these two projects/instruments consists in achieving performance tools that exhibit truly innovative levels of musical expression that push the level and the meaning of musicianship associated with the player of a monophonic wind instrument to a new plateau of musical complexity.