Sunday, June 15, 2008

Music for Solo Performer

A re-interpretation of Alvin Lucier's "Music for Solo Performer" (1965), for enormously amplified brain waves and percussion. This interpretation was executed directly from the poetic score, never having heard or seen the original.

I've always felt that brain wave music was doable and inevitable. The next leap will be when the technology moves from using brain waves as triggers for other instruments to true actualization of the music you hear in your head. There's a big difference there and we may be ultimately talking about two completely different technologies.

Still, it's fun to see what people have done, are doing and will be doing soon with this.

via Listening Post


alansmitheejp said...

Is that true sound? sound like blood flowing in brain but it's not comfortable sound for me.
How can we use that?
You know, heartbeat is working for baby's relaxing but for me I'm not so comfortable, I thik different auditory span for kids and adult... I'm not sure.

The kind of brain wave music will surprise us oneday.

John M. said...

That piece used brainwaves to trigger percussion instruments. Now we can use them to trigger synthesizers and samplers.

One day we might be able to make the music in our heads out loud.