Brain Dead Ensemble are (usually) an acoustically networked feedback quartet/assemblage in which the structural, acoustic feedback pathways within and between “open” instruments create a fundamentally distributed musical agency. The current ensemble consists of two feedback cellos, a feedback bass and a Threnoscope, acoustically coupled to form a multi-instrument, multi-channel system – an expanded musical interface. For the Network Music Festival, we will swap acoustic networking for digital audio networking and rather than sharing a stage, will be performing from points across the european continent.
Brain Dead Ensemble are an acoustically-networked self-resonating feedback and livecoding assemblage of four: Alice Eldridge (feedback cello), Chris Kiefer (feedback cello), Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris (feedback double-bass), Thor Magnusson (threnoscope).
They have performed at Beast-feast (University of Birmingham), International Conference on Live Interfaces (Porto) and experimental music events in Brighton, UK. They have released music on Confront Recordings (UK), Emute (UK) and Silent Records (USA).
Brain Dead Ensemble are members of the Experimental Music Technologies Lab at the University of Sussex.