The space between Us

for vocals, piano, live electronic sounds and one audience member, using EEG controls

The Space Between Us is a live performance piece for vocals, piano and live electronics using a Brain-Computer Music Interface system. The brainwaves of one performer and one audience member are measured throughout the performance and the system generates a real-time score based on mapping the emotional features extracted from the brain signals. The piece is in three movements, the first two are led by the emotions of each subject respectively, whilst the third movement interpolates the combined response of the performer and audience member. 

World premiere: 9th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology – CIM14, Berlin, December 2014. 

Concept and composition: Weiwei Jin, Joel Eaton

EEG programming and interactive programming: Joel Eaton

Vocal: Fiona Miller

Piano: Weiwei Jin

Text: Music, When Soft Voices Die, poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1821

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