by Joshua Pablo Rosenstock
We're happy to present this video of the installation Fermentophone. Rosenstock describes it as "a multi-sensory installation in which an algorithmically generated musical composition is performed by living cultures of bacteria and yeast. The installation comprises a series of different vessels containing actively fermenting foodstuffs and beverages, which are wired with electronic sensors. Each colorful, odorous, and edible ferment has its own musical vocabulary which is expressed according to microbial activity."
The installation was presented at the Hacking Arts festival at the MIT Media Lab. Visit his website at joshuarosenstock.com.