Sound & Mind
exploring the use of music and psychedelic images as mood enhancers
I have been working together with King’s College doing a research on how combining music and visual experience effects well being. Our research led us to “Sound Mind” project.
SOUND MIND aims to develop a live music and visual intervention by projections and virtual experiences which can enhance mood and provoke altered states, by recreating some of the effects of psychedelic substances.
These substances have been used by human beings for millennia, and are currently taking centre stage in mental health discourses as pharmacological mechanisms for improving depressive symptoms, with clinical trials in the last decade showing promising therapeutic potential. However, these drugs are controversial and not without side effects, so what if the positive effects could be achieved without drugs, instead drawing on music, visuals and technology?
The more we dig into the human psyche, the more we understand that our health is directly connected to our minds. Since we live in a time where science fiction is becoming science fact, soon we will be able to turn our minds inside out by using technology and we will directly deal with what's hidden at the core ; without being prescribed to pharmaceutical substances that only temporarily ease the problem away.