Paramusical Ensemble – Music from the Mind

Posted By on October 31, 2016

This documentary follows the preparation and performance of Activating Memory by the Paramusical Ensemble comprising of four severely motor-impaired patients and a string quartet at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London, on 17 July 2015.

Activating Memory is a piece for a string quartet designed by Eduardo Reck Miranda.

The parts for each instrument are generated in real-time from the electrical activity of four additional performers wearing a Brain-Computer Music Interfacing system built by Joel Eaton and the composer at Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR), Plymouth University, UK.

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A BCMI system consists of a brain cap furnished with electrodes, which read electrical information from the brain. This electrical information is used to control a generative music system.

In collaboration with – Dr Julian O’Kelly and Dr Sophie Duport at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disabilty, London

Produced by – Tim Grabham & Prof Eduardo Reck Miranda
Filmed, edited and directed by – Tim Grabham

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