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What Thinking Sounds Like

“What Thinking Sounds Like” is an audio-visual live sound installation by the ArtSci Nexus Team “A Well-Tempered Brain”.

This cross-disciplinary collaboration is between artists Anton Koch and Mark Matthes (known as Chamberlab), with guest musicians Ruth May and Andrew Krell, as well as sound musician and theoretical physicist Sergey Kostyrko, and molecular biologist Dr. Alexander Kagansky and bioengineer Dr. Paul Roach. The immersive experience results from ongoing experiments with sonifying neural network data in the study of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. This conceptual artistic approach to scientific research utilizes classical music composition methodology in order to gain new perspectives in data analysis. Ordinarily data is examined graphically, we hope that the complexity of sound diagnostics can lead to new discoveries. 

The presentation will be in two modules with introductory lectures followed by live performance, classical string and digital variable ensemble, opening at Audiorama on May 31, 2017, and thereafter at Faktor (Hamburg, DE) October 6–15, 2017.

Audiorama, Slupskjulsvägen 30, Skeppsholmen (map)
Wednesday, May 31, 5.30pm–10pm
FB-event: What Does Thinking Sound Like

5:30pm  Introduction of the ArtSci Nexus by Art Director Candace Goodrich (20 minutes) 
5:50pm  A scientific lecture by Dr. Paul Roach (20 min) 
6:10pm  A lecture about the software/artistic process by Chamberlab (Mark Matthes, Anton Koch) and theoretical physicist Sergey Kostryko (30 min).   
10 min break – time for questions
6:50pm  Introduction by the Goethe Institute
7pm–9pm  Immersive live sound installation
9–10pm  Mingle

Generously sponsored by: Goethe Institut Schweden, Konstfack Curatorlab, Hamburger Kulturstiftung, Audiorama, Faktor, ArtiScience, Ascus, Global Young Academy, University of Leicester, University of St. Petersburg, and University of Edinburgh.

ART/SCI NEXUS is an independent platform that enables curiosity within and between the humanities, arts, and sciences, introducing professionals and the public to new creative modes of thinking.

Later Event: June 8
Ken Steen: Assumption