null Convergence Sci-Art Art-Sci Conferences. BrainSongs: A live experiment on music improvisation (June 20, 2019)

Where: Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) - The Neuro.

When: Thursday, June 20th, 5:30 p.m.

Speaker: Nicolas Farrugia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor IMT Atlantique, Electronics Department.
Featuring Christophe Rocher, Thierry Amar, and Craig Pederson.

Associate Professor Nicolas Farrugia will guide a live experiment where Christophe Rocher (attached to a portable EEG) will be playing the clarinet in free jazz improvisation with Thierry Amar, double bass and Craig Pedersen.

Brain Songs intends to question the subjectivity and neural states of musical improvisation by performing a live experiment. This event will begin with free improvisation (Thierry Amar, double bass, Craig Pedersen, trumpet and Christophe Rocher, Clarinets), during which the brain activity of an improviser will be recorded, as well as the sound. The researchers will then proceed to a re-listening phase, during which the improviser will perform a retrospective rating of the states involved in his improvisation. Finally, the audience will be invited to discuss with musicians and scientists the musical, cognitive, sonic and neuroscientific aspects involved in the experiment. Also, first insights from previous performances of this project will be presented.

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