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cellF control: Public talk with Darren Moore

Date: 25 July 2014

Time: 3:00pm

Location: SymbioticA

Speaker: Darren Moore

In his talk entitled ’cellF control’, musician and SymbioticA artist-in-residence Darren Moore will discuss his involvement in Guy Ben-Ary’s artistic project ‘cellF’. The premise of the project is to sonify neural activity from neurons grown in-vitro. The neurons used in the project will be derived using stem cell technology to transform Ben-Ary’s skin cells into neurons. The activity from the neural network grown in-vitro will then be sonified using analogue modular synthesisers.

Moore’s role in the project is to oversee the making of a custom-made analogue modular synthesizer and to direct the musical aesthetics of the sounds produced by the synthesizer. In this talk, Moore will elaborate on the background of the project, aesthetic considerations and the process involved to sonify the neural activity.

Darren Moore is a drummer, composer and electronic musician born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Having lived his formative years in Perth, Australia, he graduated from the Western Australian Conservation at Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor in Music (Jazz Performance) in 1997. He has since lived and worked professionally as a musician in Perth, London, Melbourne, Sydney, and Singapore.

Darren is currently the Programme Leader of BA(Hons) Music Programme at LASALLE and is currently a Doctorate of Musical Arts candidate at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, his research looks at the adaptation of Carnatic Indian rhythms to the drum set.