Many of us talk to our houseplants, or play music for them. But what if the plants could play music for us? Actually, they can, thanks to a gadget called the “MIDI Sprout.”
Sam Cusumano, an audio engineer and experimental sound artists from Philadelphia, is the creator of that device. He paid a recent visit to Schlow Library in State College, and stopped by WPSU’s studios to talk about the MIDI sprout, and show us how it works. We brought a big leafy plant to the studio for the demonstration.