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Sounds of Complexity 2009 on Vimeo

“Sounds of Complexity” is an artistic project that moves

from the field of cognitive science and neurosciences.


It’s an audiovisual performance in which the sound ma-

terials and the visual mappings are the consequence of

very complex and stratified processes that hardly can be

represented with symbolic forms in our world. It’s an at-

tempt to make audible and visible the dynamics and the

interactions that for their richness, variety and complexity

are unheard and invisible.

The audio material of the performance derives from the

analogic recording of cerebral activities through an ana-

logic elettroencephalograph (EEG) and corresponds to the

discharges of billions of neurons situated in the sixth layer

of human cerebral cortex, disposed vertically respect to

the scalp.


The crude sound of brain is translated in an audible fre-

quencies through techniques of pitch shifting; such mate-

rial is then processed digitally in real time and the cor-

responding frequencies transformed in a Cartesian space

to form visual trajectories projected on 3 screens that

react dynamically.


This is a frame from a video. You can watch it on Vimeo.

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Uploaded on April 20, 2009