A research team from the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), University of Washington, lead by Juan Pampin, in collaboration with neuroscientists Eberhard Fetz and Thomas Deuel, presents Hemispheres, a 3D sound performance sculpted by brain activity. A dome of speakers creates an immersive hemisphere of sound, which serves as a mapping surface for live EEG data coming from the brain of the performer.
Nancy Joseph describes the DXARTS course 'Art and the Brain' in her article published in August 2016 UW Perspectives Newsletter.
Juan Pampin’s Percussion Cycle for percussion instruments and electronic sounds, performed by the renowned Les Percussions de Strasbourg, is comprised of four pieces: ‘Métal Hurlant’, ‘Toco Madera’, ‘Skin Heads’ and ‘On Space’. Each piece relates to the base material of the instruments used and is the result of an exploration of the timbral qualities of the material elements responsible for the production of sound: metals, wood, and skins.
UW Perspectives magazine has featured DXARTS Ph.D. student Marcin Pączkowski in the article by Nancy Joseph "A Marriage of Music and Motion".
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Washington a three-year, $750,000 grant to support guest artists in developing new works, and to better integrate arts disciplines into the broader university curriculum.