Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

Luka Prinčič: Rhizosphere – live sound event

9 Jun 2020 at 8.00 p.m.- live sound event

The event is part of 8-channel sound instalation Rhizosphere being on display from 6 June until 18 September 2020.

photo: Sunčan Stone

The rhizosphere is a “part of the phytosphere that surrounds the plant root system. Roots and micro-organisms that surround them live in symbiosis.” How to think about this complex, subterranean modular system, which is crucial for the entry into the idea of the intelligence of plants, via the medium of sound? The process of creation of 8-channel sound composition and live act deals with questions on the rise of distributed thinking in the plant world that is being reveal by certain research for quite some time. Instead of using mapping and field recordings, this work was created with the methods of subjective interpretation and plotting of emotional responses to the information and assumptions on the activity in the immediate surrounding of roots in the form of digital sound synthesis.

The communities of micro-organisms that live in the immediate surrounding of roots, symbiotic relationships and diverse electro-chemical communication point to the complexity of plant interactions and their decisions. Different interpretations of scientific findings and assumptions are inspiring the process of recording of sound dynamic and changing of sonic spaces in time, composition and, finally, in the echo in the space of the greenhouse, among plants.

Luka Prinčič is a musician, sound designer and media artist. He has been writing music, creating sound art, performing, and manipulating new media in various ways since mid-’90s. He specialises in computer music, elaborated funk beats, immersive soundscapes, incidental music for live arts & video, and digital media experiments. He performed at festivals like Ars Electronica (Linz), EMAF (Osnabrueck), Netmage (Bologna) and Trouble (Brussels), worked at Ljubljana Digital Media Lab (Ljudmila) and local hackerspace CyberPipe (Ljubljana), exhibited at Kapelica Gallery, Museum of Modern Art and MSUM Ljubljana, and travelled with his work all across Europe and further (New York and New Zealand).

photo by: Sunčan Stone