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"Activating Memory" is a performance piece for 8 participants: a string quartet and BCMI quartet. BCMI stands for Brain Computer Music Interface.
The BCMI quartet involves four persons wearing a brain cap furnished with electrodes to read information from the brain of 4 persons. I teamed up with g.tec, a manufacturer of biomedical technology, and Joel Eaton at ICCMR, to design an extraordinary machine that converts brain information into musical scores.
During the performance, the BCMI quartet generates musical scores to be performed by the string quartet in real-time: each member of the BCMI quartet generates an individual part for a musician of the string quartet.
The first public experimental performance of "Activating Memory" took place on 09 February 2014 at Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, Plymouth, UK, by the Bergersen String Quartet.
The piece lasts for approximately 20 minutes and has two movement. Each time the piece is played it will sound different. Here is a historical sample from the first performance, in SoundCloud:
Learn more about my music and research at: neuromusic.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/