Mycelial Polyphony

Bioelectric fungal soundscape (1:08:00), steel, piping, rubber 

Sensors attached to a native pekepeke-kiore mushroom picked up its bioelectrical signals, which were transformed into sound. The sonic parameters selected were low pitches, given evidence that the frequencies found in thunder stimulate the growth of mycelium – the root-like network of fungal threads that grow beneath mushrooms. Visitors are invited to contribute vibrations to this work for the mushrooms growing in the gallery using the drum.