From 2012 until 2018 I ran the DMLab project at Drake Music, an experimental programme I set up where we prototyped new, accessible instruments for disabled musicians. Bridging the gap between musicians and makers, technologists, coders and developers, our aim was to pioneer new accessible music technology. With monthly hack meets, intensive hack-a-thons and long-term support for the development of new instruments, I coordinated and worked alongside technologists, disabled musicians and instrument designers. examples included working with Kris Halpen in the development of the MiMu glove control system, supporting and working on John Kelly’s idea for the ‘Kellycaster’, a fully functional guitar-based instrument that has opened up new areas of John’s performance practice and prototyping and commissioning a new conducting baton for James Rose.