Clasp Together: Composing for Mind and Machine
Keywords:BCI, EEG, Cognition, Composition, Live electronics, Performance
AbstractThis paper will explore questions of agency, control and interaction and the embodied nature of musical performance in relation to the use of human-computer interaction (HCI), through the experimental work Clasp Together (beta)  for small ensemble and live electronics by J. Harry Whalley. This practice-led research is situated at the intersection of music neurotechnology for sound synthesis and brain-computer interfaces (BCI, a subdomain of HCI), and explores the use of neural patterns from Electroencephalography (EEG) as a control instrument. The composition departed from the traditional composer/performer paradigm by using both non-instrumental physical gestures and cognitive or emotive instructions integrated into the score.
Copyright (c) 2015 J. Harry Whalley, Panagiotis Mavros, Peter Furniss
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