[Image: Woodworms by Zimoun].
While we’re on the subject of acoustic botany, it’s worth recalling Swiss artist Zimoun’s Woodworms installation, whose minimalist set-up simply reads: “25 woodworms, wood, microphone, sound system.” You can watch—and listen to—a video of the piece here.
Don’t miss Zimoun’s other work, however: a machinic delirium of motors mounted on walls and tabletops, all oscillating in and out of phase with one another and ebbing with the off-kilter sound of endless drones.
(Huge thanks to Greg Smith and Paul Prudence!)
3 thoughts on “Soundlog”
Wow, insanely into the idea of acoustic botany. Reminds me a bit of David Dunn's "acoustic ecology" — recordings he made of the bark beetle munching on pine trees…some type of arthropodic electronica of digestive destruction.
Reminds me of the short story Prima Belladonna by JG Ballard where the plants sing and need to be tuned. Fascinating stuff.
This plant sings, although the call and response is a tad predictable.