hidden life radio.

Look friends! Beth finds us another cool music project, this time the music of trees! (Back in April she found the music of spiders.) At the time I tried the livestream only the Red oak was singing, but it was beautiful.

I didn't have my glasses on....

listen….

Silent tree activity, like photosynthesis and the absorption and evaporation of water, produces a small voltage in the leaves. In a bid to encourage people to think more carefully about their local tree canopy, sound designer and musician Skooby Laposky has found a way to convert that tree activity into music.

By connecting a solar-powered sensor to the leaves of three local trees in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Laposky was able to measure the micro voltage of all that invisible tree activity, assign a key and note range to the changes in that electric activity, and essentially turn the tree’s everyday biological processes into an ethereal piece of ambient music.

You can check out the tree music yourself by listening to the Hidden Life Radio—Laposky’s art project—which aims to increase awareness of trees in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the city’s disappearing canopy by creating a musical “voice” for the trees.

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9 thoughts on “hidden life radio.

    1. It’s interesting that this is using biofeedback transmitters up in the trees. If trees talk to each other through roots using the mycorrhizal network I wonder what that sounds like. It’s probably faster than 1990’s era dial-up at least!

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      1. IDV, I’m back and I heard it too! It sounds like when my fridge is running. Still neat to hear, but the Read Oak is still amazing. The Universe keeps racking up all the many reasons I need to get some native Garry oaks or White oaks in the ground on my property!

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