Arcadia — Sam Nester

The interactive sound and light installation “Arcadia” by MSM alumnus and acclaimed Australian-born trumpet player Sam Nester (DMA ’17) is featured during his residency at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. “Arcadia uses the biorhythms of plants to create music and corresponding light cues. It works by converting the fluctuations in galvanic conductance of plants to MIDI data to control MIDI instruments in real time so you can experience “plants making music.””

Watch Sam speak about the Arcadia installation here.

https://samnester.com/arcadia

Arcadia is an interactive sound and light installation that uses the biorhythms of plants to create music and corresponding light cues. It works by converting the fluctuations in galvanic conductance of plants to MIDI data to control MIDI instruments in realtime – “plants making music.” In addition,…

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