Sayer, Timothy (2017) Mondrisonic. [Composition]

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This description provides a theoretical and philosophical rationale for the research we have been undertaking in the area of bio-feedback and human computer interface design in the context of musical improvisation. We have recently completed our first work in which an animated graphic score is responsive to an EEG signal from a ‘brain performer’ as they are emotionally stimulated by the improvisation of an instrumentalist. This creates a curious feedback loop where the instrumentalist is responding emotionally to a graphic score which in-turn is being manipulated by the brain activity of someone who is listening to a combination of the sounds generated by the score and the instrumentalist. This work has been inspired by the writing of Merlin Donald and his notion of cognitive-cultural networks and provides an arena in which to explore the emotional drivers which effect the relationship between conscious and non-conscious decision making processes in improvised musical performance and the cultural influence imposed on these processes by the performance context.

Item Type: Composition
Subjects: Music > Composition
Music > Composition > Electronic composition
Depositing User: Timothy Sayer
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 10:47
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:26

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