listen to the love of cacti hultén make terrible sounds from biodata

listen to the love of cacti hultén make terrible sounds from biodata

‘Songs of the Desert’ with hultén love

Speckled cacti sound just as they look: haunting, eerie, but sometimes, fun. Audio visual artist You are welcome Hultén he thought about what cacti sounded like and proceeded to bring out their inner tunes in his signature way using wires, data, and his custom sound machine.

‘It’s not magic and it’s not the composition of plants, it’s just biofeedback that creates true organic randomness,’ He says. As he plugs the clip into the spines of the cactus, he closes the lid, turns up the volume, and right there, the plant’s pulsating feedback flows into the music box of the audio-visual artist’s space, yielding unsettling yet enticing sounds nature for the audience.

Songs desert love hulten
images courtesy of Love Hultén

With the title ‘Desert Songs’, Hultén turns to Plantwave, a small device that converts biodata from organic matter into MIDI sounds, to dig up cacti tunes. He explains that the plants act as variable resistors, so what his sound machine records and plays are the small changes in the electrical current of the test plants.

He used cacti for the project for their ‘very small and arbitrary movement’, which could indicate that the more movement a plant makes, the taller, sharper, and even sharper it can be. the sound coming out.

Songs desert love hulten
plugging the device into the thorn

mimicking chloroplasts under a microscope

With the Desert Song, You are welcome Hultén put an entire cactus garden into the sound box. Equipped with a circular screen injected into a tube TV box, the images flashed on the display appear to come from the current detected by the plant device. ‘The cactus garden includes several different specimens attached to probes, and the outputs of individual plants can be changed as you go using advance patch points,’ says the audiovisual artist.

This result looks like a science experiment that the students will have fun testing. To complete the look of a biolab environment, Hultén even made a custom MIDI visualizer to mimic chloroplasts under a microscope. For MIDI buffs out there, the audio visual artist says that the signals are sent to a Korg NTS-1 for simple tone shaping and then drenched in the atmosphere using the Microcosm from Hologram Electronics. As for the others, thinking about the sound of cacti that might be the answer at last (and eerily, just to add).

Songs desert love hulten
close view

listen to the love of cacti hultén make terrible sounds from biodata listen to the love of cacti hultén make terrible sounds from biodata

project information:

name: Song of the Desert

audio visual: You are welcome Hultén

device: Plant wave

mat burgos | design boom

January 25, 2023

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