Mr. McKenna. How would you describe the MIDI Sprout? http://youtu.be/k9vkoDkeaVM?t=7m43s
Today’s inspiration comes in a quote from Bob Moog as described by his daughter and Executive director of the Moog Foundation, Michelle Moog-Koussa.
Depending on whom you talk to, the field of plant neurobiology represents either a radical new paradigm in our understanding of life or a slide down into murky scientific waters. Its proponents believe that we must stop regarding plants as passive objects and begin to treat them as protagonists in their own dramas. It is only human arrogance, and the fact that the lives of plants unfold in what amounts to a much slower dimension of time, that keep us from appreciating their intelligence and consequent success.
Happy Springtime from Data Garden!
Kickstarter campaign for music device put together by Data Garden which can covert the biorhythms of plants into music - video embedded below:
MIDI Sprout enables plants to play synthesizers in real time.
MIDI Sprout is a biorhythm to MIDI converter that will allow you to create music from your houseplants and discover the power of biofeedback art for yourself.
Our vision is to give people the ability to convert the activities of plants into music. Anybody with a computer or synthesizer can use MIDI Sprout to investigate the secret life of plants.
MIDI Sprout represents a growing community interested in learning about nature by turning its biofeedback into music. This is the beginning of the global DIY biofeedback movement.
OUT TODAY! Mitral Transmission by @gdfx. Click the link in our profile to stream. Buy to support #DataGarden and Greg’s work to develop bio-data sonification as a medium for the expression of cosmic zones in our Universe.
Data Garden is a Philadelphia based journal, record label and events producer encouraging the discovery of electronic music through the windows of history, science and community. They do really cool things, like releasing all of their digital downloads as codes on artwork that can grow into living plants.
They recently asked me to put together a guest mix. Here’s a 72 minute collection of songs from some of my favorite contemporary artists.
- TRACKLIST -
00:00 The Books - An Animated Description of Mr. Maps
04:37 Clark - The Pining Pt1
08:55 Tortoise - Eden 2
10:57 Dawn of Midi - Ijiraq
16:18 Jackson and his Computer Band - Teen Beat Ocean
21:04 Jaga Jazzist - Toccata
30:09 Wax Stag - Folk Rock (Bibio Remix)
34:57 Tomas Dvorak - The Glasshouse With Butterfly
38:23 Chilly Gonzales - C.M. Blues
42:56 Jon Brion - Phone call
43:57 Nils Frahm - Snippet
48:22 Brian Eno - Events in Dense Fog
52:00 Jon Hopkins - Form by Firelight
57:45 Lifeformed - Fabled Eyes
1:02:13 4mat - Oblique
1:09:18 Gary Numan - Trois Gymnopedies