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Music of the Plants

graz_lag

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Following a TV reportage, I recently bought a CD of 'Music of the Plants' issued by a French garden nursery, amazing indeed!

So I did some research and found this company, which apparently is the only one (in the Old Europe at least) proposing the interface that captures the differences in polarity between the ground and plant leaves: https://shop.musicoftheplants.com/en/product/u1

Has someone around here gotten any experience on this very particular application?
(They have a wide network of distributors: https://www.musicoftheplants.com/en/)

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You may want to have a look at this (related, but not musical)

https://plant-e.com/en/

That device seems to be a music generator, broadly based on Brian Eno's work (the 432Hz option is a hint)
An example here

https://keyed.bandcamp.com/album/experiments-in-generative-music-part-4-432hz

There are a ton of those, which can be seeded by any signal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generative_music

Endel go a lot of press recently

http://endel.io/
http://endel.io/science/

In some way, Endel is a marketing gimmick, but I do enjoy generative background music now and then.
 

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You may want to have a look at this (related, but not musical)

https://plant-e.com/en/

That device seems to be a music generator, broadly based on Brian Eno's work (the 432Hz option is a hint)
An example here

https://keyed.bandcamp.com/album/experiments-in-generative-music-part-4-432hz

There are a ton of those, which can be seeded by any signal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generative_music

Endel go a lot of press recently

http://endel.io/
http://endel.io/science/

In some way, Endel is a marketing gimmick, but I do enjoy generative background music now and then.
Whoao! Thank for the links, I have material to go thru!
The interface I discovered is out of stock, it will be back in October, so I have time to explore other routes.

Courtesy of my wife in the living room we have a lot of plantes, the idea to generate music that changes following the interaction of a plant with the environment is appealing me.

One point is not clear to me: the principle says one of 2 electrodes touches the plant root, which is only partially true as in fact it goes into the soil.
 

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Whoao! Thank for the links, I have material to go thru!
The interface I discovered is out of stock, it will be back in October, so I have time to explore other routes.

Courtesy of my wife in the living room we have a lot of plantes, the idea to generate music that changes following the interaction of a plant with the environment is appealing me.

One point is not clear to me: the principle says one of 2 electrodes touches the plant root, which is only partially true as in fact it goes into the soil.
Seeing it in a non-poetic way, the free electrons gathered in the green energy experiment I quoted above, aren't really the result of the plant itself, but of the metabolism going on around it, in part thanks to its energy collection (the soil is also a living thing, or at least it is full of them).

Very, very broadly speaking, all metabolism will generate, at some point, free electrons (at least for a while). That's what happens here as well.
Most current bio-sensors use variations on that scheme - put some reactive coated electrode in the body and capture and count the electrons collected.
 

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Seeing it in a non-poetic way, the free electrons gathered in the green energy experiment I quoted above, aren't really the result of the plant itself, but of the metabolism going on around it, in part thanks to its energy collection (the soil is also a living thing, or at least it is full of them).

Very, very broadly speaking, all metabolism will generate, at some point, free electrons (at least for a while). That's what happens here as well.
Most current bio-sensors use variations on that scheme - put some reactive coated electrode in the body and capture and count the electrons collected.
Sure, your arguments are absolutely right.
My wife, who's the one with the green thumb (not me definitively!) has been testing that plants react differently with regards to what other plant you put nearby them, leaves touching leaves, each plant in it's earthenware vase.

An Australian biologist, Monica Gagliano, is doing extensive researches on plant communication:
'Plant bioacoustic is a newly-emerged field of plant communication. Plants produce sound waves in the lower end of the audio range as well as an overabundance of ultrasonic sounds. By capturing the signals emitted by plants under different environmental conditions, I am exploring the ecological significance of these sounds to communication among plants and between plants and other organisms.'
https://www.monicagagliano.com/

So, yes I am very much interested in purchasing the above said interface, the winter is quite long in this part of France, a new toy is what I would need to lose myself over the rainy weekends! :)
 
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