Michael Prime | One Hour As Peyote

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One Hour As Peyote

by Michael Prime

All of the sounds used in this composition were produced by recording the bioelectrical field of a specimen of the peyote cactus, Lophophora williamsii.
Genre: Avant Garde: Microsound
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All living organisms produce a weak electrical current, which constantly fluctuates according to the state of the organism. In plants, these voltage potentialscan be seen to reflect a number of natural cycles, as well as transient events like water stress, attacks by predators etc. The bioelectrical field varies not only with periods of light and dark, but also with the cycles of the moon, magnetic storms and sunspots. By amplifying and recording this field, we can listen in to the life processes of plants, and even hear them reacting to transient events.

Many hours of bioelectrical recordings were edited, manipulated and intermodulated in this composition, but always retaining their natural rhythms. These rhythms are very much a reflection of the life processes of the plant. A dead plant, or a fruit or vegetable that has been picked, produces only a static tone.


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