Although it has become obvious to me that the sound of of the installation have become slightly secondary within the project. Now I am more focused on the sound…. which is probably a good thing…
For me, one of the questions I am really battling against is the notion of aesthetic environments and how ambient sounds may be sending mixed messages to audiences. But another thing I am thinking about often are violent installation – or things that a really pushed in your face. In a world where this so much violence and pushy media I feel that to portray the correct message then there needs to be balance of all these things.
The sounds –
In a particular key?
are quite ambient but the chosen sounds also have a a short attack so that you will have a sense of the unpredictability of the plant.
This is the Ableton session for the BioSymphony Installation where the above recording was taken. It uses the MIDI Sprout to collect the data from the plants. They will triggered by the piezo mics and the vibrations of the plant and in the room. Plants are named as Allan and Joshua.