Using the reactions of plants to the materiality of developed spaces in order to create instrumental notes and chords.
The Horticordion is an interactive experimental instrument that plays a series of notes and chords that are derived from an algorithm based on how different plants are effected by the developed urban 'green' spaces that surround them.
By analysing materiality in different categories such as porosity, density and light emission, the reactive emotions of plants are translated into musical patterns that evoke similar emotions in the listener and the user.
The musical notes are uploaded onto a Bare Conductive Board and with the use of electric paint, conductive paths are created which trigger the specific sounds.
LOCATION: MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins
University of the Arts London