When trees communicate what does it sound like? What would you hear if a tambura built from ash played the data set of its cellular structure? Can it make contact with a marimba made of maple? Stories told for millennia in countless narratives across all cultures are confirmed by contemporary science: Trees exchange information across long distances. In the Berlin premiere of Conference of Trees, Hendrik Weber, better known as Pantha du Prince, translates this cellular “conversation” into an audio-visual composition of avant-garde music and electronic club sounds, visual poetry, and speculative science. On hand-crafted percussion and string instruments made of wood as well as vibraphone and hurdy-gurdy, the exceptional musician and producer makes the tonal characteristics of different types of wood audible in an immersive spatial setting. The various instruments enter into a dialog like trees in a forest.
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