for violin, electronics, EEG device and video
performed by Patrick Yim
- Premiered during MacDowell National Benefit on 19 October 2020
“Inside the Mind of…” was drafted during my residency as a response to elderly’s dementia, and it
was completed during summer 2020 in Hong Kong. The work requires pre-recorded violin part,
which serves as the “memory”. This work is performed with a EEG headband, which detects
brainwave activities of the performer. The EEG signals (Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma
waves) will be translated in real-time as the dynamic control of the five violin drones through OSC
message. The performer will also need to control the entrances of pre-recorded violin excerpts
through eye movements.
The brain is complicated, so as our lives.