Trees (Click on Image to play sound)
The sound piece, Trees, is a combination of nature and technology, physical and spiritual and mind and body. I use an IBVA neuro-feedback system to digitally record my brain waves (Alpha, Beta, Theta) and eye movement while in a seated meditation. From the recorded information I create a digital score by using MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). The “notes” of the “song” that you hear are recordings of trees creaking. The digital score, composed from brain activity, triggers when and what “notes” play. I use the sound as a backdrop for my installation as well as on its own. I have also performed the sound live, by meditating in a space and letting my brainwaves create the sound for viewers.