Plant based Sequencer


Often, plants and organisms are built from repeating patterns. But also processes tend to function in patterns such as the transport of nutrients or movements while growing.

These patterns are used to generate rhythms, and combining these create organic growing / evolving (poly)rhythms. The rhythms are used as a musical sequencer, either trigger notes or percussive sounds like a drum machine.

Technical Solution

The measurements of these patterns could be done by and resistance, by amplifying electric/ magnetic fields or by tracking and analyzing video of the cells to the organism.

The data gets processed in Max/MSP. Max is either used for direct sonification or operates as a link to other audio-software (utilizing Midi).


Aesthetic outcome

The outcome of this an installation where the viewer can observe the plants and organisms and listen to the sonification.

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