2015 | United Kingdom | Documentary , Music Video

Paramusical Ensemble

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  • Director Tim Grabham
  • Producer Tim Grabham, Eduardo Reck Miranda

Short documentary following the preparation and performance of the musical composition '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. The parts for each instrument are generated in real-time from the electrical activity of four performers wearing a Brain-Computer Music Interfacing system, consisting of a brain cap furnished with electrodes, which reads electrical information from the brain. This electrical information is used to control a generative music system.

Activating Memory, a piece for a string quartet, designed by Eduardo Reck Miranda. Brain-Computer Music Interfacing system built by Joel Eaton In collaboration with - Dr Julian O'Kelly and Dr Sophie Duport at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disabilty, London

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 this performance, four severely motor-impaired patients at RHN use groundbreaking BCMI technology developed at Plymouth University's ICCMR to generate musical scores in real-time for the string quartet to play on the fly." 

Memory Music Quartet String Electrodes Electrical Generative Scores Brain Real-time Activity Performance Performer Composition
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