Mycelial Music: Midi Bio-sonification experiments.
Super excited to share the following.
Yesterday I was finally and at last able to solder the battery pack to my JST connector.
Very carefully, very gently I placed bio medical pads onto the Mycelium. I’ve been caring and growing this Mycelium for several weeks now, see here for details on that. The Mycelium has grown off the flax substrate, creating long, rubbery mushroom-like, fleshy arms. They are soft.
Mycelium midi bio sonification.
First experiments placing electrodes onto mycelium, which send impulses that are converted to Midi. This Midi data is then plugged into AniMoog. Mycelium Music.
The Mycelium likes it dark. I recorded affects by shining a UV light into the Mycelium (it DID NOT like this light), and LED light. Later I found the Mycelium grew increasingly active in the dark and more glitchy in the light.
Waking up early this morning, Sunday April 8, I wondered what sounds might my Turnip plant might make…? I purchased these beautiful, organic turnips last week that starts sprouting leaves. I carefully removed the leaves by cutting off the top, just below them and placed this into a small jar of water. I wasn’t sure if they would thrive and grow, or die off. They live! A couple days later I added a Spider plant leaf with root attachment, into the Turnip jar.
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Thanks so much 🙂
Users are depicted as their microbial self
Users interact with other microbial organisms; plant, animal, air pollution, etc.
We are literally writhing with microbes. The air is full of microbes- good and bad.
The concept is to bring the invisible into view. What we mediate or cannot see and what we cannot hear.
I imagine the experience as very organic. All of it makes me consider how connected we are with our environment yet, how human beings* seemingly strive to distance themselves from this reality. So much so that we are now in peril of destroying the shared environment.
I conjecture that since we are apparently *only 10% human (what does that even mean?) That we are transferring and transforming microbial clouds. Perhaps held together by frequencies on a sub atomic level, in order to experience this existence (life) the Human aspect has chosen to mediate these layers of reality…?
I am working with artist/musician, Andrei Gravelle. Senior technical manager of Tiff Bell Lightbox.
Game developer, Chris Tihor of Ironic Iconic Studios
and various scientists towards visual representations of various microbiota.
The Journey Begins
Towards a new, simplified web plan.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Moving forward my personal, artist site will reside within WP. I find it easier to update, keep on top of, and fine tune!
At some point I may even attempt to integrate the nanopod.me blog within these pages, but for now- I will keep the ‘News’ section just that, News concerning upcoming travels, residencies, classes (that I attend, not teach!), exhibits and what not.
Ok, that’s it for now. 🙂
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