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Sam Cusumano

November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

Join us for a virtual Arts-Engineering talk/performance/workshop with Sam Cusumano. Cusumano is an Engineer for the Arts living in Philadelphia working with students, artists, musicians, and curators to create educational interactive electronic devices and installations. As part of his creative practice, he has connected plants and fungi with synthesizers to make music. Biodata Sonification is the process of representing invisible changes in plants to create music. By detecting microcurrent fluctuations across the surface of a plant’s leaf, these changes are used to generate MIDI notes which can be played through a synthesizer or computer to create sound. In this virtual presentation Sam Cusumano will explain methods used to tap into the secret life of plants, showing how to translate data for making music, and discuss the implications of interpreting biodata. Audio examples of Biodata Sonification will be performed live using analog synthesizers, digital audio workstations, and synth apps along with a Snake Plant, large Monstera, and various Cacti.
When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation.
Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Details

Date:
November 1
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.monmouth.edu/mca/event/sam-cusumano/

Organizer

Monmouth University Center for the Arts
Phone:
732 263 6889
Website:
https://www.monmouth.edu/mca/

Venue

Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764 United States
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Phone:
732 263 6889
Website:
https://www.monmouth.edu/resources/services/conference_services/facilities/pollak_theatre.aspx

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