In this video, via WBUR, Dr. Richard Boulanger, professor of electronic production and design at Berklee College of Music, demonstrates and speaks about the prospects of translating brainwaves into music:
“I don’t think this is exactly the music that I’m imagining in my head,” notes Boulanger, “but it is kind of interesting that what is in my head is producing these kind of sounds and this kind of music.”
In the video, Boulanger demonstrates the Soundmachines BI1brainterface – a module that works with inexpensive EEG headsets and translates brainwaves to control voltages that can be patched into a synthesizer. Details on the module are available at the Soundmachines site.
“There’s an exciting future ahead with these devices,” he adds,”This is just a baby step.”