In spring 2019 Vision Forum organised a 4-day festival in Stockholm called Transformation. It investigated how naturally occurring nerve signals from muscle and brain can be used in musical composition and performance production. During the festival composers, musicians, technology developers and researchers met to investigate the aesthetic potential of biofeedback in music. The events and meetings led to a rich surge of reflections, development of new ideas, new research topics, new technological development, new collaborations and new artistic projects.The event was greatly appreciated by audience, participants and the media. During lockdown in spring 2020, Vision Forum organised the online festival Transformation II in collaboration with French online radio P-node.
In 2024, Vision Forum will organise Transformation III in Paris together with our French partners. The project will already start in 2023 with multiple residencies, public presentations and concerts at La Generale and at Le Cube Garges in October and November 2023. The festival in France will bring together artists from multiple fields, researchers primarily from neuroscience and technology developers from many field. Participants come from Sweden, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and Japan.
If you have not watched Fabien Guillermont’s wonderful film about Transformation in 2019, you can do so now.
Transformation III is supported by The Swedish Arts Council in Stockholm, Le Cube Garges and La Generale in Paris.