brain-computer music interfacing

pint of science installation

Apr 23, 2016

The exhibited audio-music piece titled ‘compulsive music waves’ is my reflection on Dr David Belin’s work on addictions.

Sometimes I feel addicted to drinking a certain type of tea and making a certain type of music: PuErh tea and electronic music.

The video below records a morning tea ceremony with a mobile phone attached to my forehead. After the video recording, the music was composed with the flextime sequencer developed for BCMI-1.

More info on Pint of Science, Cambridge here. Screen-recording of the composition process can be seen below.

credits: Jonathan Noel (poem), Chen Xi (drawing), Kelcy Davenport (photo below)

tools: SuperCollider, Logic, iPhone 5S, Adobe Premier