Heartbeat orchestra

Musicians are always saying that their compositions ‘come from the heart’, but in the case of the Heart Chamber Orchestra (HCO), this is literally true. The orchestra starts out with no musical score. The musicians wear ECG sensors and a computer monitors the state of the 12 hearts in real time.  Software analyses the data and generates (in real time) a musical score which changes depending on their heart rates. This musical score is displayed on a screen in front of each of the musicians for them to play. While the musicians are playing, their heartbeats influence and change the composition and vice versa, creating a virtuous circle. Via

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