PlantWave at SXSW 2023

PlantWave at SXSW 2023

PlantWave is bringing Plant Music to SXSW by presenting a series of events & experiences that create harmonious sound environments powered by nature including a Plant Music Lounge, Panel Discussions and a Live Music Showcase.

March 10th – 16th: The Plant Music Lounge

Our lounge features live music generated by plants using PlantWave, a device that translates real-time data from living organisms into music.

A glitch in the matrix, this meditative zone is intended to heighten connection with nature, leaving you feeling relaxed, connected, and inspired.

Saturday, March 18th @ 7pm – 11pm
Central Presbyterian Church
200 E 8th St, Austin, TX

A live performance where prominent ambient musicians play in harmony with plants to create an unforgettable immersive experience.

Showcase Features:

Laraaji & Joe Patitucci with Plants (9:15pm – 10:30pm)

Laraaji is a musician and laughter meditation practitioner from New York City who specializes in piano, zither, and mbira. He began playing music on the streets in the 1970s and has since released albums for various labels.

Joe Patitucci is a pioneer in the creation of plant music, a practice of translating electrical impedance within plants into sound. Joe has been designing sonic art installations for museums, festivals, and public spaces worldwide since 2012 and is co-creator of PlantWave, a product that allows anyone to listen to plant music at home.

Christopher Willits (8:15pm – 8:55pm)

Christopher Willits is a composer, guitarist, and visual artist who is co-founder & director of Envelop, a nonprofit with a mission to inspire and connect through immersive listening. Willits has navigated the field of contemporary ambient music with curiosity and ambition, and his latest album, Gravity, is his most personal and refined to date.

Housekeys (7:15pm – 7:55pm)

Housekeys is the project of Tiffiny Costello, a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Fort Worth, Texas. Her music blurs the lines between ethereal genres like ambient, post-rock, and neoclassical.

Tuesday March 14th: Conscious Conversations Stage at the Austin Convention Center

Conscious Conversation is an oasis within the expo floor’s flurry of activity. Featuring a wide variety of health and wellness activities, workshops, and discussions led by industry experts, PlantWave is hosting four panel discussions on art, wellness and tech.

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