Iowa Artist Makes Music From Brain Waves

Apr 8, 2019

For more than two decades, multidisciplinary artist Jason Snell has been challenging the relationship between music, maker, and technology to create richly engineered performances and complex soundscapes. 

Recently, the Iowa-native has been programming sensors that translate brain activity into electronic music and visual graphics in an act that's part performance art, part meditation, and part live composition.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, Snell joins Charity Nebbe to discuss his recent work, his path back to the Midwest, and his passion for encouraging artistic opportunities in Iowa, particularly at the intersection of engineering and music.