Alvin Lucier

Music for Solo Performer – for enormously amplified brainwaves and percussion

[video src=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIPU2ynqy2Y align:left]EEG electrodes attached to the composer/performer Alvin Lucier’s scalp detect bursts of alpha waves generated when the performer achieves a meditative, non-visual brain state. These alpha waves are amplified and the resulting electrical signal is used to vibrate percussion instruments distributed around the performance space.1