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Klinkerdin Arts Salon Presents
Plants in Concert
Saturday 10th June 2023
3pm to 10pm
The Loft at Common Ground Bray
Plants in Concert
A postcard garden by Klinkerdin Arts Salon & Edible Bray
Bord Bia Bloom Festival 2023
Plants in Concert is a collaboration between Klinkerdin Arts Salon and Edible Bray, a public trail of community gardens in Bray. Together they have created a horticultural sound art installation where we listen to plants’ internal movements. Plants gurgle, stretch and turn. We hear.
How can we hear this? One of the plants in the garden has sensors attached, which allows reading its electromagnetic impulses, like a heart monitor, with a midisprout gadget translating them into sound. The sounds have been programmed and finetuned by musician Ruaidhrí O’Sullivan. During Bord Bia Bloom Festival 2023, this plant music is streamed and accessible via a QR code.
This multi-sensory experience enables you to see, smell the plants and hear their voices as they grow and respond to their environment. A second QR code links to an audio description of all the garden’s layout. It allows the garden to be accessible to visually impaired people. Indeed it may be an enjoyable addition to anybody’s experience.
Sound Artist and Musician Ruaidhri O’Sullivan has come together with Edible Bray , (who create edible community gardens around Bray for everyone to enjoy and eat from), and Klinkerdin Arts Salon to create an horticultural sound art installation called Plants in Concert. This piece premiered at BLOOM 2023 .
Plants take to a wooden stage. They play a syntheseizer via an interface from Spad Electronics which measures the electrical impulses of the plant triggering the choice of pitch and duration played. Ruaidhri has created unique and beautiful sounds for the plants to play. A day of events are taking place to celebrate this amazing project.
3pm : Set-Up takes place and you can see the tech and garden elements put together to create the installation.
4.30pm to 7.00pm : Spend time seeing , smelling and now hearing the music of the plants. Soak up the atmosphere.
7pm : Overview of Sound of Plants Project with Q and A
7.30pm to 8pm : Gardeners Question Time with Hugh Ryder and other Edible Bray Members
8pm : Plant healing demonstration with Eileen O’Sullivan – If you’d like to bring your own plant to heal and/or hook up to the device please bring it along.
8.30pm to 9.30pm : Artistic responses and musical Improvisation with the plants. A collaboration between local musicians and the plants.
9.30pm : Refreshments
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