The sound of talking plants

Posted: May 25, 2009 in creativity


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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