“Eunoia” is a performance that uses my brainwaves — collected via EEG sensor— to manipulate the motions of water. It derives from the Greek word “eu” (well) + “nous” (mind) meaning “beautiful thinking”. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a brainwave detecting sensor. It measures frequencies of my brain activity (Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, Theta) relating to my state of consciousness while wearing it. The data collected from EEG is translated in realtime to modulate vibrations of sound with using software programs. EEG sends the information of my brain activity to Processing, which is linked with Max/MSP to receive data and generate sound from Reaktor.
For more details about the process: vimeo.com/67935519
My website: thelisapark.com
This recording is our tribute to Kraków - obscure area of inspiration and misunderstandings, old city of new art and technology, place of imminent comfort and lazy silence, convenient space for breeding bizarre and radical ideas.
Kraków is unpredictable and constant, always late and always ahead of time, extremely boring and super innovative, like it’s just don’t care.
We were looking for lost and hidden currents of Kraków, or creating new ones for the city that always sleeps and always awake.
Concept by Kotra.
Music by Zavoloka, Kotra and Dunaewsky69.
Design by Zavoloka.
All sounds were generated and recorded by Kotra, Zavoloka, Jonáš Gruska and Dunaewsky69. Additional field recordings made with assistance of Michał Pawełek.
Custom made oscillators created by Marcin Strzelecki. Saxophone sample on “Solvay” by Ayane Yamanaka.
Recorded and mixed during February-July 2012 in Krakow, Poland.
Mastered by Gianclaudio Moniri at Antilights Mixmaster in Rome, Italy.
Pressed and printed in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Seven memory slots for audio signals. At the beginning of the process, each audio memory contains a single sine wave, with a randomly chosen frequency. In regular intervals two of the memories swap a segment of their wave data. After a while, that process creates complex rhythmical patterns, diffused in space. After a much longer while, the signal will turn into a stream of slowly changing colored noise. During the course of the exhibition the system resets itself in random intervalls (after several minutes, hours or days) and each time new frequencies and amplitudes are chosen. The installation is quiet, the digital background noise of a perpetual ritual.