This video captures an experimental electronic peformance by the MiND ensemble (Music in Neural Dimensions – a ‘new-media performance group’ that utilizes custom interfaces to explore the mind-machine-music connection.
Their performance is a combination of experimental electronic music, performance art and new age ideas.
Here’s what they have to say about their performance:
The traditional paradigm of creativity and art has been as following: there is an artist, a thought process, and fixed medium which reflects those thoughts, leading to the realization of the artist’s expressive vision. Neurofeedback radically shifts this paradigm.
Now there is an artist, a thought process, and a dynamic medium that actively interfaces with the very thought processes of the artist himself, a form of expression that drastically reshapes the way we conceive of the creative process. This presents a unique design problem: how can we optimize interaction within a completely intangible instrument?
The ensemble hopes to make strides towards a deeper level of understanding of this question, and a significant contribution to both the scientific and artistic communities in the form of software tools and reference material.
Give it a look and let us know what you think if their experimental new age mashup.