Spikiss - Wake Beats
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Music created from recordings of brain activity in a human subject during wakefulness. The first part is made by associating sounds to the neural signals, the second part uses "loops" from periods where the activity was very rhythmic.
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June 09, 2016
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MP3 3.7 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
4:05 minutes
Alain Destexhe, Luc Foubert © Alain Destexhe, Luc Foubert
Story behind the song
Spikiss is a duo made of Alain Destexhe and Luc Foubert, who used experimental recordings of brain activity under the form of spikes, to compose electronic music. The recordings are from different sources, all published. The natural rhythmical activity of neurons is exploited, in particular for inhibitory neurons which are used for the bass and rhythmic sections. The more sparse activity of excitatory neurons is exploited to reveal their melodic capabilities, which are sometimes exacerbated by the choice of instrument.