February 10–12 2016 – Geneva, Switzerland

Living Organisms as Musical Instruments: an unprecedented performance!

Curated by Lift
Fri, Feb. 12 2016 - 09:00 to 11:00
Room 23, level 0
  • Luc Henry
    Co-founder of Hackuarium, a DIY biology laboratory in Renens
  • London-based Musician, Professor at the Royal College of Music
  • Product designer and student in media design and interaction at HEAD
  • Researcher at CERN, creator of iPadPix
  • Performer and improviser of Electronic Music, instrument creator

Living Instruments is a musical composition that uses bacteria, yeast and other living organisms to generate music. By interacting with the organisms and recording the sounds, gas bubbles, pressure, and movements these organisms generate allows the artists to transform data into music, creating a live musical piece.

Two days after a world first at the music venue Le Bourg in Lausanne, Lift participants will be able to discover this collaborative project between London-based musician Serge Vuille (under the umbrella of his project WeSpoke) and members of the DIY biology community Hackuarium.

At Lift, you will be an active part of this performance!

Read more about living instruments here.

Test of first working prototype