Walking piece details
Sonic Blooming is a guided meditation on the sound of movement, growth, and transformation in our environments both external and internal. At the time of year when the roses at the International Rose Test Garden are beginning to bloom, plants are generating extra energy. In this soundwalk Crystal has used a process called Biodata Sonification, attaching sensors to the plant’s in the garden to collect their electrical impulses. She has translated these impulses into musical pitches and sound that make up half of the composition visitors will hear. The other half of the composition is made up of field recordings collected in the space. Soundwalkers will be able to listen to this soundscape via a weblink as they explore the garden. Crystal is working with web developers Michael Romay and Jena Boehm, who are creating a site that will host the music, instructions, and have a place where visitors can upload their own field recordings which will be integrated with the soundscapes over the course of the month.