Nature's heartbeat

This time we present Heartbeat of Trees and make live music with the trees from the Oosterpark! TalkingTrees is a project by Bert Barten and a collaboration between artists, musicians, scientists and nature lovers. This project lets the audience experience direct contact with nature through music.

The result is an interactive audiovisual performance. It consists of four tree sensors which are connected to a series of analogue synthesizers. The sensors provide information about the sap flow speed, foto synthesis, volatile organic compounds and moisture. This information determines the pitch and timbre of the synthesizer sounds and also their spatial positioning.