The term ‘Data Sonification’ sounds complicated but it’s simple to explain – it’s the process of turning any data into sounds; taking some input values and interpreting them to output notes or other musical parameters. This Diy symbiotic biodata sonification device will do this for your plants – converting their inherent conductance into MIDI messages for a truly organic performance!
Once you’ve made it up, you can attach the device to any living thing to monitor the fluctuations in galvanic conductance – outputting MIDI notes to send to synths and other instruments! This kit comes with all you need to put the device together, aside from this you’ll need a plant or living organism, a 9V battery and a synth/sound module. Set and adjust the threshold, the scale, the midi channel to customize the output – you can also adjust the brightness of the LEDs. Wouldn’t it be great to hear your plant talk? Well, now you can!
See the demo video below of what to expect from your plant’s performance; it’s a pretty startling amount of data for something which is (on the surface) quite stagnant. This devicc is sold by Spad Electronics who are based in Italy, offering some subversive and creative ways of making music!