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Music Generated By Human Emotions

Music Generated By Human Emotions

Researchers have been exploring musical performance drawn directly from the brain’s nerve activity.

An artist from Concordia University and an Australian neuroscientist collaborated on a project which records the body’s emotional responses and transforms it into music.

An artist from Concordia University and an Australian neuroscientist collaborated on a project which records the body’s emotional responses and transforms it into music.

Professor Vaughan Macefield from the University of Western Sydney has developed a way to measure nerve activity through a single neuron which accurate monitoring of a person’s emotions.

The recorded signals are compiled and then sent to Montreal there Erin Gee, a master’s student, is developing a computerised system which uses experimental musical instruments to turn the numbers into music.

The system turns the data into a chorus of bells to produce music composed by people’s feelings.

Gee has completed a trial run which used her own emotional measurements.

While there was no clear melody it does seem to reflect the anxiety she felt from having a needle tapped into her nerves.

In the end Gee is hoping to create a symphony which is based upon the emotions felt by performers in real time. She has a performance planned for next autumn in Montreal.

She will be using method actors who will perform to a score which will invoke a broad range of emotions.

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Erika has been writing about entertainment since high school. She likes to brag that she is “paid to go to the movies, paid to listen to music”. The Quebec native also writes about French-Canadian issues in English and French for Online Casino Archives Canada. When she’s not critiquing new movies, she enjoys watching her collection of film noir.

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