University of Chester graduate with cerebral palsy creates top dance music track
A Commercial Music Production graduate of the University of Chester has created a top dance tune from his brainwaves and emotions with the help of some technological wizardry.
Mark Rowland, 39, who has Cerebral Palsy and severe physical disabilities due to a lack of oxygen to the brain at birth, has devoted his life to music and recently got the opportunity to participate in the Smirnoff Mindtunes projects.
The unique project enabled three physically disabled music lovers, unable to play regular instruments, to create music using the power of brainwaves, which were turned into musical beats using an ElectroEncephaloGraphy device fixed to their scalps.
Mark said: “To be involved in such a groundbreaking project was amazing.”
The track took five days to produce and Mark was there when it premiered at a Brussels nightclub.
He said: “It was fantastic to see such a positive reaction and so many clubbers dancing to a song that I had helped to create.”