Milton Mermikides presenting at the Neuroscience of Imagination event at the British Library alongside Blind Summit Theatre, Chimera network members Pulitzer-nominated author Arthur I. Miller and Professor of neuroscience Vincent Walsh and Chiara Ambrosio. You can watch Milton’s talk on the Myth of the Muse (essentially how composers and improvisers come up with material) in the video below.
Hidden Music is a collection of electronic works (including 6,000 word liner notes) by Milton Mermikides using compositional systems to translate physical phenomena of the biological world into complex mesmeric soundscapes. Source material include the DNA, colour and shape of microbacterial colonies, the population of blood cells during leukaemia treatment, the shape of the coronal suture of the human skull, tree-rings, MRI scans of the human brain and the passage of molecules through the cell membrane.
Release October 2011 n01ze