Faculty Advisor

Clark, Darryl K.


Neuronal Dances is a project inspired by Alain Destexhe and Luc Foubert’s music compositions of neuronal activity. Their songs were derived from electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings of human brainwave activity during wakefulness, non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM), rapid-eye movement sleep (REM), and epileptic seizures. Their unique sounds were combined to provide the soundtrack for Neuronal Dances performance. The movement of the performance was inspired from brain activity research describing the types of brainwaves and neurons that inspired the sound. The goal of Neuronal Dance was to represent these processes through dance for concert performance. If this project were to be done again, live EEG recording and data processing could be incorporated to enhance the performance through influencing light components of the show.