The World's First Neural Synthesizer Creates Music From Human Cells
CellF explore the possibilities of creating music and art through bioengineering
The ways that we can make music continue to expand thanks to experiments that explore how technology can create unique sounds. Guy Ben-Ary takes this theme one step further by exploring how bioengineering can result in a totally new of making music.
Self-described as “the world’s first neural synthesizer,” CellF resulted from a project by makers in different areas, from new media art to electrical engineering to stem cell science.
CellF works through “neural networks that grow in a Petri dish.” These then control a system “that is made of an array of analogue modular synthesizers that work in synergy with it and play with human musicians.” It consists of a neural network created from Ben-Ary's cells; his skin cells were turned into stem cells through “Induced Pluripotent Stem cell technology.”