Cornelia's new album "Engine" is released september 24 on Ramjac.
" I had these sounds in my head…" This is Engine, singer songwriter Cornelias first Ramjac release. Following a decade long search for a musical home one of Swedens best kept secrets has finally found what she was looking for in Ramjac. Her unique mix of singer songwriter sensibility and electronic creativity was a perfect match with the Stockholm based label whose previous releases has showcased a similar sound ideal. Born in Stockholm, Cornelia has been a fixture on the Swedish music scene for over a decade. A favorite among some of Swedens biggest and most influential artist, but with a somewhat elusive approach. On Engine, former New York art student Cornelia collaborates with some of Swedens best musicians, programmers and producers to fulfill her musical vision. Goran Kajfes, Johan Skugge and Ramjacs very own RMJC is just a few of many interesting and celebrated names to help make this groundbreaking album. Early on Cornelia had a very clear idea of what "Engine"would become.
–I had these sounds in my head. My main ambition was really just to get them out of there, says Cornelia. Cornelia worked out a method where she constructed the songs out of three principles. First a wurlitzer track. Than a layer of improvisation from different musicians, that where to be cut up and recycled. Then finally a third layer of atmospherical sounds. Everything from the Tokyo subway to sounds from outerspace can be heard on this truly remarkable album.
4 October 2015
Mind Controlled Music
With Mind Controlled Music, the user can make musical decisions only by thinking. A head band is reading the alpha and theta waves of the brain.Alpha waves can be detected during meditation, when relaxing -and theta waves or more dominant when focusing, involving mathematics or language.
When the player approach a portal one of the sounds is replaced with 2 alternative ones in the same category. By relaxing or focusing the player chose the desired one.
The music library is organized so that music elements that fit with other music elements are closer together on a map. the player can navigate on this map by making different choices. The map i not a flat one but a 80-sided ball, visualized to the lower left in the user interface.
Mind Controlled Music can produce 510000 possible combinations of music so it will never sound the same twice.
The project is a part of Megamind, a new ambitious science center at Sweden’s Musuem of Science and Technology. The project have also been supported financially by Konstnärsnämnden, Kulturbryggan and Innovativ kultur.
Mind Controlled Music has been developed and composed by Håkan Lidbo, Cornelia Sojdelius and Ludvig Elbaus, animations by Dan Spegel and initial programming by Jonatan Liljedal.
This is the user interface:
This is the intro video to make it easier for the visitors to understand the project: