The body and the brain produce measurable information during the act of musical creation.

This information is one part of a significantly connected recursive relationship between the musician and the music.

My work uses physiological information the body and brain produce during music performance to shape, enhance, and re-inform the overall musical experience. By doing so, musical decisions become more intimately linked to the performer, allowing for one's unconscious involvement to play a direct role in how the piece is sounded. This musical biofeedback loop allows an additional layer of spontaneity between performers, the audience, and/or the composer. The result is a more tightly connected music.

Using a home-built electroencephalograph brainwave machine and hacked electrocardiograph heart monitor, my work examines the link between cognition/biofeedback and performance via two custom systems: one for composition (info), and another for improvisation (info).

and a few auxiliary projects...