What does the brain sound like? Ligeti-Quartet-credit Mike Massaro

Experience the answer with the acclaimed Ligeti Quartet and neuroscientist and composer Cliff Kerr in May. 

Neuroscientist and composer Cliff Kerr teams up with Associate Artists the Ligeti Quartet. Explore what happens when performers become composers in the most direct, yet subconscious way possible; by translating their brain activity into musical scores, in real time.

Leveraging recent advances in non-invasive EEG hardware and time series analysis methods this world premiere is surrounded by pieces which make use of some of the same elements. The shared consciousness represented in Lutoslawski’s masterminding of the aleatoric process; Ruth Crawford Seeger’s trailblazing use of textures in her highly original 1931 string quartet where the whole is greater than the sum of individual parts and Feshareki's slowly cumulative exploration of open strings and harmonics.

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