Alpha Xiao


Alpha Xiao is an experimental musical group consisting of a portable electroencephalagraph (EEG) modulating designed audio samples (Per Huttner) and a traditional Chinese flute called a Xiao (Will Stafford). The two person constellation focuses musically on connectivity through rough sketches of compositions, sounds and themes. As brain waves influence certain dynamics of the sound, and vice versa, a type of feedback loop is generated between the activities of the brain and sound produced ad infinitum. Alpha Xiao often invites external collaborators and uses inspiration from contemporary research to create inventive concerts and visionary performances.

Alpha Xiao has been active in its musical exploration of mental and musical space since 2020 and participated in “An Infinite Love” at Konstnärshuset in 2021, performed at Teater Reflex and played with Olav Westphalen at Hökarängens antikvariat. Alpha Xiao has created music for Fabien Guillermont and Toan Van Che’s full-length documentary “Reality Check.

Listen to Alpha Xiao on Soundcloud.