Plant music listening zones, guided meditations, workshops and hikes in a magnificent setting of forest lined shores.
Carol LaFayette, Texas A&M
Joe Patitucci, Data Garden
David Dunn, UCSC
The inaugural AMT Festival (art, technology, music) is a pilot initiative of the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) in collaboration with the Fleet Science Center and Southwestern College to present a national festival of experimental, electronic, and data-driven ideas in a creative laboratory featuring cutting edge performances, music hacking, and demos that connect artists, students, technologists, researchers, thought leaders, and businesses in a vibrant environment.
The Fall Equinox marks the day when our external source of light, the Sun, moves on to spend more time with our neighbors in the southern hemisphere. While this signifies the coming of shorter days, it is also a message from the solar system calling us all to focus more on cultivating our own internal sources of light.
On September 22nd, we will gather to share our intentions related to shining brighter into the fall. Through group breathwork, we will cultivate and amplify the light within supported by plant spirits and music. As we breath, the biorhythms of a plant in the room will be translated into data used to control synthesizers generating harmonious ambient soundscapes. Energetic shifts in the room will be processed by the plant, allowing it to respond to all that we are navigating as a group through sound.
About Joe Patitucci
Nature of Now is a healing arts project of Joe Patitucci, providing opportunities to tune into the universal wisdom of intuition through plant music, guided meditations, listening exercises and breathwork.
Joe Patitucci is a multimedia healing artist working to foster connection to intuitive states and the natural world. A central part of his work is the design of harmonious environments that provide space for guests to explore, discover and connect to subtle realms. Those engaging in Joe’s work are seen as participants in a ritual of self-discovery. Through media generated by bio-responsive systems, through dialogue and through breath, he invites participants to broaden their experience of mental, physical and digital space as well as community.
As Founder and Director at Data Garden, Patitucci produces public art and oversees the production of the MIDI Sprout, a device that allows users to monitor unseen activities of living organisms through digital art. Through Nature of Now, Patitucci combines his artistic practice with his training in Deep Listening, sound healing, pranayama and Reiki to lead groups in guided meditations and breathwork workshops scored by sonified plants. In September, 2016, Patitucci launched Plants.fm, an online streaming service delivering live music generated by plants.
Join Data Garden at Moogfest where we will be leading workshops on listening to and producing plant music.