The Call of a Stinging Nettle

According to swedish Artist Christine Ödlund, when a plant reacts to a butterfly larvae feeding on its leaves, it releases chemical substances, or compounds. In collaboration with the Ecological Chemistry Research Group at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, the characteristics of these compounds are here analyzed, transposed into amplitude and intensity of sinus tones and recorded at EMS (Electroacoustic Music in Sweden), Stockholm. Here the result is this beautiful graphic score and soundtrack by Ödlund – a direct transpositions of “the plant’s life, struggle and death”.

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