TRANSFORMATION – New Perspectives on the body in music.


Transformations is a 3-day bonanza of lectures and performances that celebrate the logic and madness of the human brain and body when it creates music in unexpected ways. Meet modular synth geeks, cult brainwave-musicians, neuroscientists, neuropsychologists and experimental musicians and be seduced by their passion.

The events are held May 30 – June 1 at Trädgården and R1-Reaktorhallen, Stockholm


P r o g r a m

Thursday May 30 (R1 Reaktorhallen) 19:00 – 22:00 – Free entrance

Introduction to Brain Sonification, by Stephen Whitmarsh

- Portable Gold and Philosophers’ Stones (Deviant Resonances), by David Rosenboom
- Choose Your Universe, by David Rosenboom
- Le Loup, by Atau Tanaka
- Lifting, by Atau Tanaka
- Myogram, by Atau Tanaka

Friday May 31  (Trädgården) Free entrance before 21:00 through Växthuset, Skansbron

16:00 – 16:30 Introduction by Per Huttner
16:30 – 17:30 Lecture by Severine Samson “What the neuroscience of music tells us about how our brain works”. Followed by Q&A
17:30 – 18:30 Lecture by Samon Takahashi about the social and artistic history of brain-wave music. Followed by Q&A

Friday May 31 (Trädgården) 21:00 – 03:00. Free entrance before 21:00 through Växthuset, Skansbron

- Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
- Brainwave music with Jean-Louis Huhta, Per Huttner and Robert Oostenveld
- Kult Dopamin
- Sonja Tofik & Mar-Ilena

- Jean-Louis Huhta

Saturday June 1  (Trädgården) Free entrance (through Växthuset, Skansbron)

11:00 – 12:00 Lecture by David Rosenboom on his seminal experiments with brainwave music. Followed by Q&A
12:00 – 14:00 Make music with your brain (Stephen Whitmarsh & Robert Oostenveld). Availability limited. Sign up on location.

Saturday June 1 (R1 Reaktorhallen) 20:00 – 00:00 – Free entrance

- Brainwave music by Samon Takahashi & Stephen Whitmarsh
- Ludvig Elblaus and Gerhard Eckel
- Collaborative performance and EEG-jam by Atau Tanaka, Ludvig Elblaus, Gerhard Eckel, Robert Oostenveld, and many more…

Sunday June 2 (EMS- Elektronmusikstudion) Private session for participants


The project is supported by Musikverket, Stockholm Stad, the Nordic Culture Fund, Kulturbryggan, the Swedish Arts Council and Elektronmusikstudion (EMS).