To be inside someone else’s dream: On music for sleeping & waking minds

Gascia Ouzounian, R. Benjamin Knapp, Eric Lyon, R. Luke Dubois

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Music for Sleeping & Waking Minds (2011-2012) is a new, overnight work in which four performers fall asleep while wearing custom designed EEG sensors which monitor their brainwave activity. The data gathered from the EEG sensors is applied in real time to different audio and image signal processing functions, resulting in continuously evolving multichannel sound environment and visual projection. This material serves as an audiovisual description of the individual and collective neurophysiological state of the ensemble. Audiences are invited to experience the work in different states of attention: while alert and asleep, resting and awakening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
StatePublished - 2012
Event12th International conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME 2012 - Ann Arbor, United States
Duration: May 21 2012May 23 2012


  • BCI
  • Bio art
  • Biosignals
  • Consciousness
  • Dream
  • EEG
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation
  • Music
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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