Frontiers: Expanding Musical Imagination

A showcase of extraordinary new technologies and approaches to composition and performance that are pushing the boundaries of music and participation in the art of creating music.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) at Plymouth University is developing extraordinary musical instruments controlled by brain signals, biological interactive computers and technology to enable audiences to actively influence musical compositions and performances.

With music representing the energy of dark matter and biological organisms, to audio-visual performances exploring the electrical activity of the nervous system and computer-generated narratives, this year’s festival was a truly guided tour at the frontiers of musical imagination.

Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2016

What is it like to listen to a biocomputer? Watch the première of the composition 'Biocomputer Rhythms' and listen to this unprecedented and interactive musical machine.