cellF: a neuron-driven music synthesiser for real-time performance

D. Moore, Guy Ben-Ary, A. Fitch, Nathan Thompson, D. Bakkum, Stuart Hodgetts, A. Morris

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© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.cellF is the world’s first neuron-driven synthesiser. It is a collaborative project at the cutting-edge of experimental art and music that brings together artists, musicians, designers and scientists to create a cybernetic self-portrait. cellF is an autonomous, bio-analogue electronic musical instrument designed to operate independently and interact with human musicians. The instrument is controlled by a bio-engineered neural network or ‘brain’ derived from skin cells using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology that is housed in a custom-built synthesiser ‘body’. This paper introduces the cellF project highlighting the background, bio-technology, embodiment, design and performance capabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-43
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Moore, D. ; Ben-Ary, Guy ; Fitch, A. ; Thompson, Nathan ; Bakkum, D. ; Hodgetts, Stuart ; Morris, A. / cellF: a neuron-driven music synthesiser for real-time performance. In: International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. 2016 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 31-43.
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cellF: a neuron-driven music synthesiser for real-time performance. / Moore, D.; Ben-Ary, Guy; Fitch, A.; Thompson, Nathan; Bakkum, D.; Hodgetts, Stuart; Morris, A.

In: International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2016, p. 31-43.

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