Acoustic Botany: Can We Re-Imagine Nature?
Nature turns to entertainment in Acoustic Botany.
Historically, musicians are always on the hunt of birthing music and sounds that bring a sense of harmony (or disharmony) from nature; nature is almost always the referent. We Make Money Not Art points us to Royal College of Art student David Benque‘s Acoustic Botany project. Attempting to engineer a natural landscape with a more “harmonious” soundscape than nature, Benque further illustrates his aim:
The designer imagines that the soundtrack would be more composed and harmonic than the nature sounds we know, but it wouldn’t be as controlled as ‘music’ either because of the unknown factors that plant growth almost inevitably brings.