Brainwave Music

Currently, researchers and practitioners are exploring the effect of sound on the body. In earlier times the music of the spheres was a popular concept introducing the idea that the motion of planets and other entities in the cosmos produce music at varying frequencies, which can be heard either consciously or unconsciously.

The harmonious rhythms of this music were said to influence human activity making babies smile when they hear the harmonic rhythms.  The choreography of T’ai Chi Ch’uan is designed to be spherical, and energy created from the movement is  referred to as Qi.

In 1994 a bio-recliner was being tested at the Human Performance Institute of the Loma Linda University Rehabilitation Center in California. The chair was designed to input music through sensors located at key places in the chair for interaction with the physical body. Varying styles of music would be played, and the reactions of a person in the chair were monitored and analyzed.  At the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) Conference that year, an exhibit for The Edge Exhibition made the chair available for conference attendees.  Additionally, a brainwave interface system was used to monitor brainwave frequencies, amplitudes, and coherence to analyze ...

Brainwave Music Album

Original tracks on the Brainwave Morphing Virtual Album by Paras Kaul are brainwave-generated music compositions with voiceovers in some of the compositions. Alyson Krayer is the drummer on the PeaceStreams track. These audio tracks were composed  as a virtual music album that addresses life changes with transformations that lead us from chaos and stress to peace and calmness. In a broader sense the transformation refers to the transition that occurs as war evolves to peace. On an individual level, the album suggests the personal transformation that occurs when we calm chaotic brainwaves to low frequency alpha and theta coherent brainwaves.

The “Brain On Om” concludes the album, ending with low frequency, coherent brainwave music. Before producing the brainwave music for the album, Kaul spent two days fasting and meditating in order to focus her attention and basically tune her brainwave activity to frequencies she felt were ideal for the compositions. Though Kaul has no formal background in music, she has studied music composition and produced brainwave music with well-known composers,  Steve Antosca and Mark Applebaum. More recently she has studied with Glenn E. Smith and adds brainwave music ...

Lotus on Brainwaves

Lotus on Brainwaves is a brainwave interactive music composition with a brainwave interactive  animation. The composition was designed for real time performance in collaboration with the EdgeEnsemble, under direction of contemporary music composer, Steve Antosca.

Movement and colors of the lotus symbolize brainwave states, beginning with a red lotus with awkward motion and rough water and moving toward a white lotus with smooth motion and calm water which symbolize a calm brainwave state. In real time the red lotus appears when the brain is predominantly signaling Beta frequencies.


The brain in predominantly Alpha frequencies interactively triggers the white lotus on calm water. The underlying audio track was brainwave generated and produced with the use of the Interactive Brainwave Visual Analyzer (IBVA). In live performance, Kaul uses her brain to interact with the music and video for the final edit of the composition, which demonstrates her concept of brainwave morphing.

Her brainwave music is generated directly from the brain, input to hardware or software MIDI instruments, and edited as music compositions, which are intended to demonstrate that the brain produces fast-moving, chaotic sound when producing predominantly beta frequencies and slower, ambient sound when signaling in predominantly low frequencies. Brainwave Morphing, ...

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