Musik für Bäume - Meditation
Music for Trees aims to inspire the exchange of energetic imagination between humans and trees. Participants are encouraged to move around the trees in stillness. Each participant is invited to 'perform' or 'massage' a tree with sound. By ‘performing’ to a tree, the human participant listens to the tree listening back to them. A connection is formed, allowing for a potential transcendental experience.
Music for Trees was originally created in 2010 for an environmental art project by Suzanne Husky. Inspiration was taken from binaural brainwave entrainment, plant bioacoustics, resonance ‘massage’ therapy as well as military, medical and alternative healing documents for the effects of infrasound (very low vibrations) to very high-frequencies on the human body. In Music for Trees, selected Cyma therapy drones are used as the initial musical material, with presets such as ‘alpha state’, ’ecstasy’, ‘love’, ‘sona tissue repair’ but using only the frequency ranges for which plants show sensitivity. The frequencies clusters are then divided into independent audio channels and played over independent portable loudspeakers. As participants move through the forest the drone is spatialized. Participants thus contribute to the spatial and telepathic dimensions of the piece.
Music for Trees has been experienced in different forests in Germany and California.
The location, meeting point, and directions are announced via e-mail to participants.