Summer snapdragons at different times of day.
(Data Garden, 2013)
Shinji Masuko is a member of avant-rock heroes Boredoms and the bluesier DMBQ, but you wouldn’t know it from Bookshelf Sanctuary, which is more of a dazed krautrock dream. It’s the guitarist’s first album with Moan, a two-piece he formed with Makiko of fellow Japanese…
April 13-15, 2012
"These musical compositions were generated by the electronic impulses produced by four tropical plants. This data, interpreted by humans with the help of computers, has been employed to organize sound into beauty perceivable by the human ear.
Participants were encouraged to accompany four large tropical plants fitted with specialized electronic sensors. The physiology of these living specimens were converted into data by a computer. That data was then translated into commands used to control quadraphonic audio compositions in real time. The very presence of museum goers affected the performance, resulting in new compositions from moment to moment.”
click HERE to view photographs of the installation
click HERE to read an interview with the organizers
click HERE for additional information on Data Garden
(“Data Garden sells plantable albums. These are basically screen prints of album artwork on seed paper. On the back side of the album art, there is a website and a download code. You can go to the website, enter the code, and download your music. After you’ve downloaded the music to your computer, you can take your card and plant it in your backyard or in a pot where it will grow into flowers.”)