MATRIXSYNTH: Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens) Uses MIDI Sprout

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens) Uses MIDI Sprout


Published on May 8, 2016 MIDI Sprout

"Excerpt of an interview and performance with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe from his residency at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California"

"DATA GARDEN RELEASES 60 MIDI Sprouts FOR SALE ON MAY 22nd AT NOON EST

The arts collective Data Garden is announcing another sale of their highly anticipated MIDI Sprout device that allows people to generate electronic music from their houseplants. Two years after their successful Kickstarter campaign, the collective is making 60 of these rare devices available for purchase to the general public on May 22nd at Noon EST.

'We’ve received a steady flow of interest from people who missed our Kickstarter and want to buy a MIDI Sprout,' says Joe Patitucci, artist and founder of Data Garden. 'While we are open to partnering with hardware manufacturers to make more, we currently have no plans to do so. With only 60 units available and more than 900 people on our waiting list, this is an important time to act in order to buy one as soon as the sale goes live.'

Interested people can go to www.MIDISprout.com to signup for email updates as the sale approaches. The collective will launch an internet pop-up shop at the end of the month during Moogfest in North Carolina, where they will be leading plant music meditation and composition workshops.

'This is a really exciting time for us,' muses Jon Shapiro, Data Garden performer and practitioner. 'I’ve met such wonderful people performing and doing installations with MIDI Sprout over the past two years. We would connect deeply on how this device can change people’s personal and artistic lives. I always felt a twinge of remorse when they would ask how to buy one and I didn’t have a concrete answer. Though the amount we can offer is disproportionate to the large demand, this is a wonderful step forward.'

The musical collaborations that Shapiro is referring to have included musicians like Laraaji, Greg Fox, Lichens, King Britt and Bryce Hackford. Meanwhile, Patitucci continues to exhibit his sound sculptures while leading group meditations and furthering his listening practice under guidance from Pauline Oliveros. Sam Cusumano, the engineering mind behind the MIDI Sprout is working on an upcoming collaboration with John Zorn.

About Data Garden
Data Garden creates experiences through music and technology. We seek to connect people and nature in new ways.

Begun as a record label releasing downloadable album codes printed on plantable seed paper, Data Garden has become a worldwide public art project building community and connection to living plants through art."

Update via Samuel Cusumano in the comments: "Get detailed information about the MIDI Sprout, code, schematics, board designs, and instruction at support.midisprout.com! I'm always happy to discuss the technology. Understand how your tools work!"

1 comment:

  1. Get detailed information about the MIDI Sprout, code, schematics, board designs, and instruction at support.midisprout.com! I'm always happy to discuss the technology. Understand how your tools work!

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