Soil Sensor work in progress

Work in progress, grid of 12 tiles for soil sensor 2015
Work in progress, grid of 12 tiles for soil sensor 2015

So here we are, a grid of 12 just to see how it’s shaping up as an idea and what the end result might look like. I suppose it makes more sense to wait until it’s finished before publishing but I’m quite excited and impatient. Had some initial problems with very hardy seeds that came with the soil but they’re weeded out and hopefully that should be it. It’s interesting to see how the soil has leveled out, broken down and weathered into a much finer till. I’m also coming to terms with the fact that children, dogs, cats, rabbits, mice and bunch other things are going to be collaborators on this project. I have also noticed some rather tough perennials breaking through the matting and showing an appearance. It’s going to be an interesting and unpredictable few months.

Call for Papers; Environmental Utterance 1st-2nd September 2012

Call for Papers

University College Falmouth inc. Dartington College of Arts

invites you to


 1st-2nd September 2012 


Deadline for applications: 31st March 2012

Swap your Vinyl for the Sounds of Tree Rings!?

Evidence of emergent networks, this is something Press and Editorial Photography student Ed Stone stumbled across…. and thought of me.

Slices of tree trunk being played on turntables!

Cheers Ed

Cultivation Field Symposium

I should really reflect on my experience from the Cultivation Field Symposium in September hosted at Reading Uni by Kate Corder.

I’ve been meaning to for ages but term time got in the way and pushed all thoughts of the event to the back of my mind. Where they’ve been fermenting ever since. Good job too, I’m going to be talking about the apples next week in a symposium at UCFalmouth about sustainability and art, it’s taken three months of thought fermentation to start reflecting on what the appletreeorchestra is actually about. What it comments on and how it does it.

I was mightily impressed with from the Cultivation field, as a vehicle of inquiry, as a prototype, even as a type of microscope probing the problem of sustainability. I’m starting to think of the music as a form of data analysis, so through the music I should be able to make my conclusions.