The Rubin
Dolby master

Thomas Dolby + Jacques Lavoisier
Where music and technology intersect

March 4
6:00 - 7:30 PM

How the brain, music, and technology are interconnected is at the heart of this discussion and interactive experience with neuroscientist and DJ Jacques Lavoisier and legendary musician and producer Thomas Dolby. Select audience members will get to experiment with Emotiv multisensory brain reading headsets.

Brainwave is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


About the Speakers


Thomas Dolby is a musician, producer, and director who has crafted a career that blends music and technology. His early hit songs, “She Blinded Me With Science” and “Hyperactive!,” and his keyboard and production work in the studio garnered him numerous awards, five Grammy nominations, and live performances with the likes of David Bowie and Stevie Wonder. Recognizing the opportunities for digital distribution of music, Dolby started Beatnik Inc., which has licensed technology to Nokia to co-develop the first embedded software synthesis “polyphonic” ringtone engine for mass-market devices. For 12 years, Dolby also served as musical director of the world-famous TED Conferences. He is currently lecturing as Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University and has authored his first book, The Speed of Sound (Flatiron/Macmillan Books).

Jacques Lavoisier is a DJ with a twist … he’s also a PhD and renowned neuroscientist. He combines his academic expertise and research in the brain sciences of coordination dynamics, vision, sound, rhythm, and touch with his passion for electronic music to create the ultimate musical and multi-sensory experience. Years of research, development, and collaboration with Emotiv—the technology company behind the leading portable brain headsets—allowed him to create The Neuromix™, which he has performed across the world. During the Neuromix™, Lavoisier records and uses the actual brain waves and movements of the audience or the artists collaborating with him, like ballet dancers and musicians, to create a uniquely responsive and adaptive music and light show.


Tickets: $30.00

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