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.

The resulting artwork now could be yours! It is being auctioned, and the proceeds raised will go to MusicHelps, a charity that supports music projects across Aotearoa to help New Zealanders in need, and supports musicians experiencing hardship or illness. A link to the bidding form, and details about the artwork are below.
 
To bid for the artwork fill out our online silent auction form using the link below. Bidding will close midnight Sunday 12 March 2023 and we will contact the winning bidder to arrange payment. Your bid does not include any transport costs for the artwork but we can help you with arranging shipping. The artwork is currently on display at OLGA Gallery in Dunedin.

Artwork details

Simon Ingram with NZTrio

Asymptote Burlesques Mécaniques, 19:17-20:00, October 20, 2022, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

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

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