Moving Towards Synchrony, v2

Composed by
Johnny Tomasiello
With electronics
Real-time interaction, Computer assisted composition
Work premiered
March 2021
3 minutes

Influence of the Internal from the External, and vice versa.

Moving Towards Synchrony (v2) is an immersive audio artwork whose purpose is to explore the reciprocal relationship between electrical activity in the brain and external stimuli that has been generated and defined by those same physiological events.

The music performance and synthesis are directly derived from brainwave measurements via EEG in real time. The experience of listening to the music simultaneously influences the mental state, creating a bidirectional feedback loop.
Through concentration and mindful breathing exercises, the performer/subject can not only affect the music being generated, but they can also affect their own heart rate and other physiology.