LISTENING TO PLANTS

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Three plants play a vintage synth (with no built in sequencer) in real time with midi biodata sonification device.  By attaching the two probes to the leaves of a plant the device measures and identifies the tiny electrical current fluctuations the plant generates.

 

These galvanic fluctuations are turned into midi notes and controls that can be read by synthesizers. This allows the plant to tell us about its environment and the changes that are going on around it.

FAHMI MURSYID uses found objects (acoustic and electronic instruments) and computer to create glitch sound, sampling, granular synthesis, shimmering, swirling electronic sound of wide ranging complexities. Image the acoustic instrument severed from cliché and all of its physical limitations, shaping a bold and new alternative musical language.