01 - Music + Sound Composition
02 - Rapid Prototyping
03 - Application Development
04 - Immersive Experience Design
A generative music project featuring an interactive biometric music interface , headset, and music loops triggered by alpha, beta and gamma brainwaves, pulse rate and head movement.
Biometric readings from the user determine the tempo and trigger the music loops that are played. They can further interact with the generative music by playing along with an instrument or manually triggering loops. The interface and their biometric readings will continually change and interact with the aural stimulus.
We developed the interface application between the headset and the playback device and the music and sound loops.
Various music loops and randomized sound effects were recorded for playback by the generative sound system. The loops are of differing lengths and tempos, which are filtered by the system algorithms to synch with the biometric input.
A Minimal Viable Product was quickly developed after doing technical research to discern the best approach and technology platform for designing and developing the generative music system.
An iOS mobile application was developed as a controller for the system and as an interface between the headset and the music loop playback.
A headset technology was chosen and an biometric measuring system designed around a user interacting with the generative music loops being played.