Way back on April 13th, the folks at Data Garden presented Data Garden: Quartet, “a plant-controlled audio composition” at Megawords at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. How did the plants make the music? “By converting the physiology of the specimens into data, the plants [performed] quadraphonic audio compositions in real time. The very presence of museum goers [affected] this performance, resulting in a unique composition from moment to moment.” Yeah, we don’t understand it either, but we know that it’s really cool.
You probably missed it, but now you can listen to those plants anywhere you want. The Data Garden: Quartet album is available for digital download over here. Unfortunately, we missed out on the, “hand-made seed paper with screen-printed album art and download code on reverse side,” that could actually be planted in the soil and sprout blue lobelias. We’re pretty bummed about that, but at least we still have the tunes.