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Thursday, May 19 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Musical Language, Musical Brains

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Can you program music with your mind? Can you interface with computers for the purpose of designing and programming new species of realities?
Onyx Ashanti shares his research on tools for constructing linguistic realities and the brain’s true nature: music. Is there a true musical language for constructing realities incomprehensible to the verbal mind? Or a type of music designed to bridge computer science and neuroscience?”

Talent
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Onyx Ashanti

Onyx Ashanti is a cyborg musician. His non-stop experimentation and exploration of sound and form is powered by his "Exo-voice" sonic prosthesis, an instrument he created that fuses technique and technology into a full-body musical system, playable with hands, arms, mouth and body. His psycho-cymatic, sono-synaptic technique leads him to recursively playing, perceiving, evolving, and repeating the music he makes, writing new synaptic networks... Read More →

Program Themes
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Instrument Innovators

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music has, and will always, permeate all cultures. Once instrument builders first began to harness electronic technologies into new possibilities for instrument design, the... Read More →



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