As part of the 2022 Dunedin Arts Festival, we presented Rhythms of the Brain. For this world premiere we worked with contemporary artist Simon Ingram to create a visual work of art.
A fascinating exploration of the inner workings of the brain and its response to musical stimuli, during the performance the brainwaves of Amalia and Ashley were captured in real time with an EEG headset and interpreted through specially developed software onto canvas over the duration of the performance.
We performed two works by New Zealand composer Alex Taylor, Burlesques Mécaniques (2012) and a new commission written specifically for this project, Asymptote.
Simon Ingram with NZTrio
Asymptote Burlesques Mécaniques, 19:17-
Painted on the occasion of Rhythms of the Brain, a performance featuring NZTrio playing Alex Taylor’s Burlesques Mécaniques (2012) and his new commission Asymptote 2021, while the brain activity of two members of the trio is interpreted as painting by Simon Ingram
Oil on Belgian Linen, 500x1000mm