The sound of talking plants

Posted: May 25, 2009 in creativity
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I’m not sure exactly how it’s done, but this website seems to record something recorded in ‘plant communication’ sessions that is converted into sound. The sound-art installations are created by Philip Blackburn using a Biowave (brainwave EKG set of electrodes), proximity and turn knobs. These send MIDI data to his laptop that where they are ‘mangled’ and interpreted by a custom MaxMSP patch. The tonal arrangements on his oddsandendsorchestra blog come out of many widely spaced speakers at ground level and sounds a bit like cicadas, water, wind, geese flying over, and enthusiastic frogs.

Click here or on the image above to listen to the mix of  ‘plant music’.

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