Artistic Discipline:

Music, Other:(Technology-based art)


(646) 528-3102


Travel Regions:

Eastern Iowa, Central Iowa


K-5, 6-8, 9-12, College

Areas of Interest:

Jason Snell

Jason Snell is a multidisciplinary artist who creates electronic music directly with his thoughts using an EEG headband. The EEG reads the electrical frequencies coming from his brain and sends the data to his computer via Bluetooth. He programmed an app to convert the brainwave data into sound waves and musical compositions. This work explores the wave patterns in the mind, body, sound, and color. Jason has presented his art and technology at New York University, St. Ambrose University, University of Iowa, Cedar Rapids Public Schools, and scores of music and technology shows, conferences, and festivals.He studied at the University of Iowa, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts in New York, and attended technology-based art workshops at Spektrum in Berlin.

Arts Integration Programs

I create and perform electronic music with my brain by using an EEG (electroencephalogram) headband. I’m able to change the sounds and composition by changing my mental state. Using my background in art and technology, I built a custom software that translates the electricity of my brain into music and a visual display of the data. I will cover topics of science, technology, and art, and how I combine these into my work.

This program is adaptable for Virtual Learning.

Supplemental Downloads:
Jason Snell Brainwave WorksheetJason Snell Lesson Plan