Encephalophone – Direct Brain Music Interface Instrument

This musical instrument – The Encephalophone – is a direct interface between the musician’s cerebral cortex and real-time musical composition and improvisation.  It combines electroencephalogram (EEG), complex signal processing, and interpretive digital music algorithms.  The instrument’s user creates music using conscious intentional control, without movement or muscle activity.  Experiments have proven the efficacy of the instrument from a scientific point of view, and public performances have demonstrated it’s creative potential.



Featured performances as part of 9e2 Seattle Art, Science and Technology Festival, October 2016:


Demonstration at Art Neureau festival May 2016:art-neureau-submissionsposter



Public Debut of The Encephalophone in a performance at the 2015 Megapolis Audio Art Festival in Oakland and San Francisco CA:


Press mentions:

KUOW, May 23, 2017

Seattle Times, March 23, 2017

Geekwire, October 21, 2016 – review of talk at MIT Enterprise Forum’s Augmented Humans:

Fusion.net, June 9, 2015 – article on Encephalophone at Megapolis 2015