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Energy Bending Lab Eurorack v.02

Energy Bending Lab Eurorack v.02

The Energy Bending Lab Eurorack is an instrument comprised of a set of custom-built modular synthesizers and transduction tools that creates a real-time sonification from the electric properties found in some bacteria and other microorganisms.  This is our first eurorack system prototype is ready and running, we still in the process of fixing some general...
Non-Human Rhythms 2015

Non-Human Rhythms 2015

Non-Human Rhythms is a series of live acts featuring different micro-organism and their bio-electrical activity translated into a sound process. During 2015 we recorded 3 different albums featuring Physarum Polycephalum, Geobacters and Algae. We want to share our recordings so feel free to download and listen. Live recorded with the Energy Bending Lab using two...
Non-Human Rhythms 3 @ Rio de Janeiro

Non-Human Rhythms 3 @ Rio de Janeiro

During the fifth edition of the festival Novas frequencies in Rio de Janeiro, we were invited to perform a laboratory focus on the sonification of the bacteria present on the beaches of Rio. In the laboratory 10 local artists were selected through an open call. For a week we work together enabling a compact version...
Energy Bending Lab (eurorack modules)

Energy Bending Lab (eurorack modules)

  After almost two years doing some research and test we are finally finishing our first generation of eurorack modules. We are working on documenting each module and uploading the details to our repository.
Non-Human Rhythms_ 2

Non-Human Rhythms_ 2

Non-Human Rhythms 2 is the second release of a series of live recordings featuring different micro-organism and there bio-electrical activity translated into a sound process. In this release listen to 4 tracks of slime mould sonification. Develop at Bauhaus University as part of the Phychip project Live recorded with the Energy Bending Lab and the...
Non-Human Rhythms 1

Non-Human Rhythms 1

Non-Human Rhythms 1 is the first of a series of live recordings featuring different micro-organism and there bio-electrical activity translated in to a sound process. In this release listen to 30 minutes of signal originated in bacterial fuel cells. System connections and distribution: The setup for this recording is based on readings coming from two...
Beta Version

Beta Version

The Energy Bending Lab is a modular instrument comprised of a set of custom-built synthesizers and transduction tools to create a real-time sonification of electric properties found in some bacteria. And through the use of cymatics—visible frequency vibrations—it is later converted into a pattern generator. Conceptualized as a DIY interspecies system, the interface amplifies the...
Microbial fuel cells

Microbial fuel cells

Microbial fuel cells harness the power of bacteria and convert energy released in metabolic reactions into electrical energy. The  cell consists of two electrodes separated by a semi-permeable membrane submersed in an electrolyte solution. The bacteria break down food wastes and sewage to generate an electric current and continue to replicate producing power indefinitely as...
Energy Bending Lab _ first sonification with biocells

Energy Bending Lab _ first sonification with biocells

Esta sonificación fue realizada a partir de 2 bioceldas alimentadas por consorcio bacteriano. Utilizamos muestras de sedimento de playas de Tijuana.  Se trata de una improvisación de 50 minutos utilizando el Energy Bending Lab conectado a otros instrumentos análogos. La presentación se llevo a cabo en la galería TJINCHINA en colaboración con Moises Horta.
Oscillations in cell biology

Oscillations in cell biology

Karsten Kruse and Frank Jülicher // Max Planck Institut fur Physik komplexer Systeme Oscillations play an important role in many dynamic cellular processes. They can emerge as the collective dynamic behavior of an ensemble of interacting components in the cell. Examples include oscillations in cytoskeletal structures such as the axonemes of cilia. Spontaneous oscillations of...

Shewanella Oneidensis in action