String Machine is a collaborative music project, co-ordinated by myself and Eamonn Doyle, seeking to open dialogue between acoustic and digital traditions and practices. We have commissioned new works for solo stringed instrument by Donal Lunny (Ireland), Wu Fei (China), Pierre Bensusan (France), Lisle Ellis (Canada). We are currently using these works as the source material for further re-composition and interpretation. In each case the individual stringed instrument provides the only source for all digital sound generation and manipulation. An album of this material is planned for release.