C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Hadjileontiadis, Leontios: Brainswarm 



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    for bio-conductor, soloist and ensemble, Kinect, EEG Emotiv, MAX/MSP-Processing live electronics and visuals, Opus 88
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    Brainswarm (2013)
    for bio-conductor soloist and ensemble, Kinect, ΕEG Emotiv, MAX/MSP-Processing live electronics and visuals
    Op. 88

    The work Brainswarm belongs to a series of works that derive their content from the site of biomusic, combining information in real-time from the conductor (both from his/her brain and from his/her movements-gestures) with the sound of natural instruments. In this work, an attempt to simultaneously connect the real with the virtual space is initiated, where each real instrument is mapped to a virtual one, in which 'lives' a swarm. Similarly, the spatial distribution of brain activity by the conductor (as recorded by 14 EEG channels), is assigned to a swarm that guides the behavior of other swarms, placing to them obstructions and/or prays, turning them occasionally, to detectors, predators and dominators in their environment. Consequently, their spatial variations are mapped to transformations in the sound field, in an attempt to couple the experiential behavior with sound structures. The bio-conductor directs both real and virtual instruments, activating experiential (brain activity) and cognitive (gestures) procedures, which give him/her the role of the protagonist (soloist) in both spaces. The work is developed on the axis of the behavior in a symbiosis, in both the real and virtual space, which tends from individuality to social integration, with all the potential consequences of this trajectory.




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