Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Heart Beat Generation

Sometime soon I’ve got to get to the Heart Chamber Orchestra involved with Lovemarks. This group of 12 musicians create an audio visual performance where the visuals respond to their individual heart beats. Everyone who has been a baby – and that’s got to be all of us – knows that the beat of the human heart has deep resonance. The Orchestra takes this resonance literally. They plug themselves into ECG sensors which are linked to computers and the data they get from these (hopefully non fat) beats, generates the score and visuals in real time. The Orchestra then plays the score live in front of the dynamic visual environment. For these guys rehearsing is only about mastering the equipment and the process. The performance itself is responding in real time to unpredictable feedback in a collaborative way. Just like life!

1 comment:

allison said...

What a fascinating group! Imagine adding another level to this music by introducing graphics from the emotional centre of the heart chamber music group members’ brains, where electrodes are connected and producing graphics of the emotional experiences provoked by the heart of the music. Complex perhaps, but having emotion provoked images connected with the heart beat and music could be spectacular as well as adding the emotional experience dimension.