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The heartbeats of these musicians are composing avant-garde music and visuals, live. It’s a living score – “an organism forming itself.” The Heart Chamber Orchestra is at Sao Paulo’s FILE festival, going on now.

In real time, the heartbeats are monitored by electrocardiogram sensors and fed through computer algorithms. The machine produces visuals conducted by the heartbeats. The machine sends out musical scores back to the 12 classical musicians’ laptops. The musicians improvise around it. Playing alters their heartbeats, which are monitored by electrocardiogram sensors and fed through computer algorithms. The machine produces visuals conducted by the heartbeats. The machine…

Beautiful, isn’t it?

The Heart Chamber Orchestra is an orchestra and the artist duo TERMINALBEACH, now at FILE . The video above is from the latest Helsinki Pixelache Festival. See more beauty here.