THE PLANTS by Playable Streets

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THE PLANTS is a site-specific musical installation that invites participants to create their own musical compositions using unique digital instruments…. Plants! As you explore The Plants you create the musical experience for yourself as well as those around you. Make music with the marigold and compose with the chrysanthemum!

This interactive installation can be presented in a variety of locations and configurations. The work can be a stand alone installation, a collaborative performance with Playable Streets’ artists (musical gardeners!) and/ or a live music event (Garden Party!).

By touching the leaves on these plants you activate a micro computer that triggers sounds developed by the composer Cayn Borthwick. As you explore The Plants you create the musical experience for yourself as well as those around you. The Plants convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and your touch into music! Get intimate with nature, make music with the marigold and compose with the chrysanthemum.

Our aim is to connect people with nature in new and novel ways using sophisticated interactive touch sensors that have been developed by the Playable Streets tech team. As your hand caresses the leaves of these plants you send a variety of signals to a computer that turns your touch into sound!

Award winning composer Cayn Borthwick has developed a musical landscape for The Plants that allows for participants with any musical ability to explore their creativity. We can also deliver a series of workshops that combine nature and technology.

Step inside an interactive musical experience and create your own plant symphony!

26th Mar 2022 to 17th Sep 2022

Playable Streets
Duration: 120+ Minutes
Artforms: Multi Art-form, Music, Digital Technologies
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Date Venue Location More info
26th Mar 2022 2022 Whittlesea Community Festival 25 Ferres Blvd, South Merang, 3752
9th Apr 2022 The Bowery Theatre 33 Princess Street, St Albans, 3021
10th Apr 2022 The Bowery Theatre 33 Princess Street, St Albans, 3021
3rd Jun 2022 Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre Cnr Gellibrand & Rae Streets, Colac, 3250
4th Jun 2022 Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre Cnr Gellibrand & Rae Streets, Colac, 3250
5th Jul 2022 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
6th Jul 2022 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
7th Jul 2022 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
8th Jul 2022 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
9th Jul 2022 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
17th Sep 2022 Lighthouse Theatre 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280