Thursday, 4 August 2011

MRI scanner inspires a multimedia performance

Source: The BBC

Composers Mira Calix and Anna Meredith have come up with pieces of music which are inspired by the sounds of a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner.

Their compositions are performed by members of the Aurora Orchestra and blend acoustic and electronic sounds.

To accompany the music, art and design studio transformed Wilton's Music Hall in London with a multimedia installation called Neural Nest.

MRI scans use magnetic fields and radio waves to produce a image of the inside of the body.  Watch here.

The Faster Than Sound: Brainwaves concerts are produced by Aldeburgh Music