[ISEA2023] Artists Talk: Atau Tanaka, Anne Sèdes, Alain Bonardi, Stephen Whitmarsh, David Fierro & Francesco Di Maggio — Brain-Body Digital Musical Instrument Work-in-Progress

Artists Statement

Theme Interactive – Networked – Human Computer Interaction Sub theme Symbiotic Imaginaries

Keywords: Electroencephalogram, electromyogram, digital musical instrument (DMI), brain-computer interface (BCI)

The Brain/Body Digital Musical Instrument (BBDMI) will create a prototype for a digital musical instrument system that uses physiological signals from the human body: from the brain and muscles. The instrument system will be validated in a range of musical settings from concerts to the conservatoire, with a diverse range of musicians. The project brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers, designers, musicians and engineers that will mutually inform each other through a mixed methods approach. The consortium represents the spectrum of research: from low- level technical development to innovative user-centered design, and the integration of state-of-the art methods integrating neuroscience and musical practice. The project will hold a workshop and concert during the ISEA2023 affiliated conference, the Journées d’Informatique Musicale (JIM) 2023 at the MSH Paris Nord, the week following ISEA, 24 May.  https://www.eegsynth.org/?p=3411

  • Atau Tanaka (JP/UK) Sound artist http://www.ataut.net
  • Anne Sèdes, Université Paris 8, France. Contemporary Musique Faculty Member https://paris8.academia.edu/AnneSedes
  • Alain Bonardi is a Lecturer Authorized to Direct Research in Computer Music in the Music Department of the University of Paris 8, France. http://alainbonardi.net
  • Stephen Whitmarsh is a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience, specialized in signal analysis of electrophysiological signals, such as MEG, stereotactic EEG & multi-unit activity. He recently started on a ANR-funded collaboration with MSH Paris Nord, Université Paris 8, CICM/MUSIDANSE, Soixante circuits, and Goldsmiths University of London, called the Brain Body Digital Music Instrument, in which he develops brain and muscle analysis techniques for sound synthesis and musical composition. https://stephenwhitmarsh.com
  • David Fierro, Paris 8 University’s CICM/Musidanse, France
  • Francesco Di Maggio (b. 1992, Italy) is a researcher and digital luthier. His work explores creative ways to integrate machine learning in the process of digital musical instrument design. Currently researcher at CNRS, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord, France https://www.francescodimaggio.nl