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
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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