biorhythm

What makes a music hook work? Why do some tunes impel you to get up and dance while others make you cry?

Join beatbox artist Chesney Snow and hip-hop group Stone Forest Ensemble for the opening night reception of “Biorhythm: Music and the Body.”

It’s at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, 540 W. 21st St. beginning at 6 p.m.

 

Who wouldn't want to turn their body and skin into a musical instrument, or to generate a personal dance tune? How about sitting in an oscillating chair which allows you to experience physically the power of sound or to create your very own personal surround synthetic cinema?

These were just a few of the quirky activities on offer at Thursday's Biorhythm: Music and the Body event at the World Science Festival, in an exhibition created by Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin and running until August 6th.

Held at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, an unassuming building off 21st street, on first glance the packed exhibition looked like any other ordinary show, yet on closer inspection, visitors were suddenly propelled into an exploding sensory banquet of interactive displays and immersive demonstrations.

 

当然,作为联结科学与艺术的重要纽带,音乐永远是不可或缺的一部分。在Eyebeam艺术与科技中心的生物节律研讨会上,纽约拳击手切斯尼·斯诺及Stone Forest乐团的演出将本届科学界推向高潮,用神经学和心理学来阐释即兴创作的爵士音乐家帕特·麦瑟尼、泰勒明电子琴及声波床等搞怪发明亦吸引了不少眼球。

 

What is it that some music is a hit while other tunes make us cringe?

A new exhibit at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City tries to help us answer the question by looking at the science of music and biology. The free show, “Biorhythm: Music and the Body,” launched earlier this month and includes exhibits that let people interact with sound and participate in research on the human body’s response to music.

Below, a few of the exhibits:

 
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“Punk science” meets Japanese innovation in this unique musical instrument that uses your own heart beat as the basis for a tune. Using your body as an electric circuit, the instrument takes your pulse and sonifies it. You can then add sound samples and play along to your own heart.

Project Created: 
June 2011
 
People: Yoshi Akai
Project Type: Exhibited Project
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Born in Nagoya, Japan. He obtained a BA in textile design and a MA in design from Tama art University in Tokyo, and a MA in textile art from Southampton University Winchester School of art in UK. After his work as a designer in Japan, He joined programs at Kungliga Konsthögskolan and Chalmers University in Sweden. He has had numerous exhibitions in Japan, UK, The Netherland, Korea, and Sweden. Now, he is producing original musical instruments with a unique input system, and is doing performance with those creative gadgets.

 
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Alex Hornbake of The Reality Inspectors assembly a Moog theremin kit at EYEBEAM in NYC.

posted by Sean McDonald

 
People: Theramin Inspectors
Tags: biorhythm, BIORHYTHM: music and the body

Event Alert: “BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body,” Opens June 2 at Eyebeam Art + Tech Center

May 27, 2011 by David Weiss

The new exhibition, BIORHYTHM: MUSIC AND THE BODY, will open June 2 at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Chelsea. At this, the world’s largest research experiment on music and emotion, you may get fresh insights on the music that you love, and help the scientific community gather valuable information at the same time.

Plug your brain into BIORYTHM in NYC, beginning June 2.

The good people from BIORYTHM explain it all thusly:

 
Start Date: 
4 Jun 2011
Hours: 
4PM-6PM
Cost: 
Free w/RSVP
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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BIORHYTHM exhibiting artist Kaffe Matthews will lead participants in a workshop where they will learn how to create their own track on her Sonic Bed. The workshop will introduce participants to software and tools for composing a unique track using the 12 channel sound system on which the bed is based. They can begin this process in the workshop, and can adapt what they create over time and over the duration of the show.

Participants should already be familiar with Max/MSP

Space is limited: RSVP now

 
Start Date: 
4 Jun 2011
Hours: 
3PM-4:30PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Join the Reality Inspectors in this workshop where they will discuss their BIORHYTHM project Theremin Inspector V2—an interactive exhibit which visualises the electromagnetic energy around you as you play a theremin. Following this discussion, The Reality Inspectors will guide participants through a design process using legos to create a hands on visualization of real data from the workshop space.

This event and other opening weekend events are presented within the BIORHYTHM exhibition and have been organized as part of and in cooperation with World Science Festival.

Space is limited: RSVP now


 
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