Guide to Brain-Computer Music Interfacing

  • Eduardo Reck Miranda
  • Julien Castet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Mitsuko Aramaki, Richard Kronland-Martinet, Sølvi Ystad, Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi, Jean Vion-Dury
    Pages 61-87
  3. Ian Daly, Etienne B. Roesch, James Weaver, Slawomir J. Nasuto
    Pages 89-103
  4. Konstantinos Trochidis, Emmanuel Bigand
    Pages 105-132
  5. Pierrick Legrand, Laurent Vézard, Marie Chavent, Frédérique Faïta-Aïnseba, Leonardo Trujillo
    Pages 191-220
  6. Joel Eaton, Eduardo Reck Miranda
    Pages 221-254
  7. Pierre-Henri Vulliard, Joseph Larralde, Myriam Desainte-Catherine
    Pages 255-269
  8. Eduardo Reck Miranda, Dan Lloyd, Zoran Josipovic, Duncan Williams
    Pages 271-295
  9. Laurent George, Anatole Lécuyer
    Pages 297-308
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 309-313

About this book


The emergence of more affordable EEG equipment is fostering a renaissance of approaches to making music with brain signals.

This Guide to Brain-Computer Music Interfacing (BCMI) presents a world-class collection of BCMI tools with which adventurous explorers may pursue practical and propositional models in music neurotechnology. The text focuses on how these tools enable the extraction of meaningful control information from brain signals, and discusses how to design effective generative music techniques that respond to this information.

Topics and features:

  • Reviews important techniques for hands-free interaction with computers, including event-related potentials with P300 waves
  • Explores questions of semiotic brain-computer interfacing (BCI), and the use of machine learning to dig into relationships among music and emotions
  • Offers tutorials on signal extraction, brain electric fields, passive BCI, and applications for genetic algorithms, along with historical surveys
  • Describes how BCMI research advocates the importance of better scientific understanding of the brain for its potential impact on musical creativity
  • Presents broad coverage of this emerging, interdisciplinary area, from hard-core EEG analysis to practical musical applications

This unique and pioneering text/reference will appeal to researchers, graduates and advanced undergraduates from a range of different domains within computer science and beyond, such as music technology and biomedical engineering.

Prof. Eduardo R. Miranda is a composer and Professor in Computer Music at Plymouth University, UK, where he is Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR). Dr. Julien Castet is a Research Project Manager at Immersion SAS, and a Computer and Art Freelancer based in Bordeaux, France.


Biomedical Engineering Brain-Computer Interface Computer Music Human-Computer Interaction Music Cognition Music Technology Neuroscience of Music New Musical Interfaces

Editors and affiliations

  • Eduardo Reck Miranda
    • 1
  • Julien Castet
    • 2
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR)Plymouth UniversityPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.ImmersionBordeauxFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6583-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6584-2
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