Music For Your Plants

‘Music For Your Plants’ is an ongoing audiovisual sound-art project by Norman Orro. Active since 2010 the project has manifested in concept albums, installations, visual essays and collaborations with international artists. Notable collaborations include a soundtrack for the China Pavilion in the 56th Venice Biennale, an audiovisual web-installation with DISmagazine, a solo-show in Konstanet gallery […]

‘Music For Your Plants’ is an ongoing audiovisual sound-art project by Norman Orro. Active since 2010 the project has manifested in concept albums, installations, visual essays and collaborations with international artists. Notable collaborations include a soundtrack for the China Pavilion in the 56th Venice Biennale, an audiovisual web-installation with DISmagazine, a solo-show in Konstanet gallery and a visual essay for the online platform Ofluxo.

With roots in World Music the project has grown into a distinct venture in sonic globalism. MFYP performs associative research into digital cartographies of post-­colonialism and the Exotics, using non-human agents as a mode of communication.

The audio palette of MFYP is best described as an IMAX experience of a world after humans where objects are given agency to speak to – and of themselves through audible frequencies. The Earth is facing an anthropomorphic gaze while the social-economy pushes forward scenarios of diplomatic first contact with the mythical Other. MFYP constructs a journey using tools of speculative realism and machine assisted composition to explore the great digital divide that goes ‘Beyond Nature and Culture’.

In the works of MFYP there is an ominous but pleasing tone to the interplay of semantic and atmospheric sounds — the human voice spoken by a machine becomes a birdcall for the rocks.

As of October 2016

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