Organum Vivum

WS 2014/2015 – Aliisa Talja and Paul Seidler.

Organum Vivum is an interspecies interface advantaging the characteristics of livebased material and exploring the possibilities of combining natural and build organisms in sound synthesis. Bacterial cellulose items, working as sensors, are translating our direct interaction with them into a soundscape controllable with light, touch and breath.
In order to communicate in human level with the instrument we’ll have to be aware of the behaviour of a natural material and it’s, sometimes unpredictable, responses to our actions. The result is a sonification of direct interspecial interaction between human and a micro organism.