The Pianist’s Brainwaves

Guerino Mazzola & Corebounce, 2002

Free jazz improvisation by Guerino Mazzola over a motif of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” accompanied by an expressive live visuals interpretation. Instead of using DSP music analysis, the piece employed real-time EEG (Electroencephalogram) to sense and analyse Mazzola’s brainwaves. The retrieved parameters were then mapped to for spatial distributions and movements of geometric shapes and to different color modulations.

Event: Musik – Denken – Spielen
Location: School of Music, Drama and Dance, Zurich, Switzerland
Date: Oct 26 2002
Concept and Performance: Guerino Mazzola and Stefan Müller Arisona
Programming: Corebounce