Are you a plant? Here’s the way to become an artist!
Even though we are only realizing it now, plants have been communicating in many ways, with awareness and intentionality, for millions of years. Plants have learned to communicate accurately and precisely in many ways because of their sessile nature, which does not include escape as a defense strategy!
Today, a new science is finally clarifying the incredible potentialities that have been expressed by Plants over millions of years of evolution (even though they appear, to our superficial gaze, motionless and silent beings). This Science is Plant Neurobiology, represented in Italy by Prof. Stefano Mancuso, Director of the L.I.N.V. International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology. He is also the author of many books in which he describes the ongoing research of Plant Intelligence.
Communication between plants
Plants communicate through the production of B-VOC (Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds), which are thousands of aromatics, smells, essences, etc. produced and perceived by the roots, leaves, trunk, and flowers in the form of Aromatic Compounds, Essential Oils, Resins, etc. These BVOC are released into the air and transported even thousands of kilometers away, allowing plants to acquire and disseminate useful and valuable information.
Plants communicate through a root system via hormones and diffusible compounds that are carried by very small fungi (Micorrize) that connect the roots of many Plants in a forest, creating a sort of Wood Wide Web, equivalent to a Social Internet Network.
Plants produce electromagnetic fields
Plants also communicate through the variation of Electromagnetic Fields produced by the Neurobiological Activity that takes place between the roots and leaves. These Electromagnetic Fields are very dynamic, constantly changing and adapting to everything that happens in the environment, soil and wind in response to variations in sunlight, air movement, the presence and quality of water, and also in response to interactions with animals or people. These variations are perceived by insects, bacteria, fungi, animals and other plants, creating a social fabric from which we humans, risk being excluded.
Can plants communicate through music?
Plant Neurobiology has taught us how to detect, in real time, these subtle variations in Electromagnetic Field, which can be processed by specific software and transformed into Variations of Musical Notes. This allows plants to communicate with us humans in an intelligent way! Since the 1980s, the research group referred to as: Solera’s “Music of The Plants”, has collected thousands of sound testimonies from Trees, Plants and Vegetable Organisms, creating Plant Music Concerts, deepening the research in communication skills of the plant world.
A.I.Me.F. (Italian Association of Forestry Medicine) and Prof. Stefano Mancuso, Director of L.I.N.V. (International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology) create an artistic group in 2018, thanks to a Project shared at the Master “Vegetal Future” at the University of Florence. They gave birth to “The Plant Players“, which literally gave a Voice to Plants!
How plant communication is translated
Thanks to the Music of the Plants devices and the team, Italian Association of Forestry Medicine, hundreds of “Musical Scores” have been recorded directly from the Plants. These scores have been generated from Plants in excellent health, during experiences of interaction with Experts in Forestry Medicine, Experts in Plant Osteopathy, Botany and Herbal Medicine, in Certified and Healthy Places (such as the Pimpinella Garden in Bologna, or Villa Bardini in Florence), transmitting to us humans all the Wellness that each Plant can offer.
The musical tracks are elaborated by means of special sensors able to detect the variations of the electromagnetic field produced from the roots in the soil to the leaves on the foliage of the plants. These signals are immediately transduced, by means of special algorithms and software, in a sound format, pre-setting only the scale, the timbre and the execution times. The application of the sensors is absolutely non-invasive and non-traumatic for the Plant. The Music can be immediately received thanks to a special amplifier and can be simultaneously recorded in real time on MIDI track by means of software and appropriate digital instrumentation.
Plants have Intellectual Properties and Royalties!
Thanks to agreements with CDBABY and SIAE, the Plants have Intellectual Properties and Royalties!
The recorded Musical Track is particular and specific, since, on one hand, it follows the electromagnetic variations linked to the physiological mechanisms of the given Plant via their xylem flow, phloem flow, root pressure, evapotranspiration, communication mechanisms, hormonal production and BVOC. This sequence is recognizable as a Fundamental Track present in all the Plants of a given species (usually a sequence of 4 or 5 specific notes). On the other hand, the elaborated Musical Track is also connected to individual variations linked to the surrounding environment and to the context with which, at a specific time and in a specific place, while the Plant is interacting with wind, air, sun, animals, insects, other plants, human beings, etc. These individual variations change continuously, even in the same Plant, “recorded” at different times.
Plants can learn to play
We have noticed a Learning Process in Plants. If they are connected to the instrument for the first time, many Plants seem to express themselves in a more “mechanical” way and with wide latencies and pauses, compared to the same Plants that, after some time, return “to make music”. The second or third time they experience more artistic expressiveness, interact with the environment in a more explicit way and seem to have learned how to better manage this possibility of communication.
Plants listen to music
In fact, Plant Neurobiology has shown that Plants are able to listen to music, sounds and vibrations. This listening ability is already used in many contexts to improve the quality of food production and the quantity of the harvest. We have also verified many times how the Plants connected to the sensors and made able to “perceive” the music they produce, quickly learn to interact with musicians who produce sounds or songs next to them with various instruments. The plants can manage the rhythms, pauses and times in a way that appears completely congruous, conscious and sensitive. This incredible experience can be witnessed by participating in one of the Plant Music Concerts realized by A.I.Me.F. in many locations in Italy, including the Garden of Pimpinella (Marzabotto, BO) email@example.com.
Plants can produce “Work of Ingenuity”.
The musical track elaborated by a Vegetable Organism is, therefore, something unique and unrepeatable, which can be considered the same as a “work of ingenuity” and therefore subject to the same rules for the protection of Intellectual Rights. Law 633/1941 protects “works of the intellect of a creative nature that belong to literature, music […] whatever their mode or form of expression”.
What are the requirements for the Protection of Copyright in a Musical Work?
- The first requirement is the “creative character”, which refers to a “personal and individual expression of an Opera” (Cass. 28/11/2011, n. 25173, in Foro It., 2012, I, 74.1). The Work, in order to be Protected, must contain in itself the expression of the “personality of its author”.
- The second requirement is “novelty”. A Work must be considered a novelty to be protected. It cannot voluntarily reproduce, in a direct or strongly evocative way, a creation of another.
- A third requirement is “originality”. An Original work represents the result of the Author’s individual creation.
The law considers Original (and therefore subject to Copyright Protection) work that has been created independently by an Author, as a new and original expression of the author’s personality that contains a minimum amount of unrepeatable creativity. Each of these characteristics have been demonstrated by A.I.Me.F. and The Plants Players Group, through the Musical Recordings of the Song of Plants, allowing the Plants to become a new entity with Intellectual Rights!
The serious job of a Plant-artist
From every Location certified as Suitable for Forestry Medicine, The Plant Players make:
- Digital Music Album, called The Musical Gardens with 15 to 20 tracks
- The Album contains Songs of all kinds of Plant Organisms: Flowers in soil or in a vase, Plants, Grass, Large or small trees, Roots, etc.
- During Recordings, the Plants are treated with care by E.O.V. Plant Osteopathy Experts and Forestry Medicine Experts.
- The scores are registered on the International System of Protection of Digital Music CD Baby (cdbaby.com).
- The Canto delle Piante is made available on the A.I.Me.F. website, in the Canto delle Piante App and through Digital Music Managers, including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer and many others!
- For each Plant there is an Information Sheet that highlights specific characteristics, the information on Therapeutic Potential in the treatment of diseases and rebalancing of Emotions, and the historical, subtle, symbolic and magical aspects of each Plant.
Live concert of a Plant-artist
Geolocalization is given for each “Scores Authoring Plant”, so that she can be visited by Fans who have received well-being and healing by listening to her specific song, to meet her, thank her and listen to her “Live”!
– For each “Scores Authoring Plant”, there is a Backstage through Photographs and Video stages which share the artistic-scientific-therapeutic experience of recording the Song of the Plant.
– For each “Scores Authoring Plant”, the complete score is transcribed in PDF with notations and execution times, made available on the website and in the APP.
In this way, from the Digital Music Servers, the App, or the A.I.Me.F. website, anyone who wishes can listen to a Song from their favorite or therapeutic Plant can obtain benefits and promote their health!
Plants are selling music tracks
Those who wish to purchase an entire piece of music (lasting from 3 to 10 minutes) and acquire the rights to use the Scores for their own arrangements, can do so through dedicated Sites. It is possible to acquire every single piece for a donation of 0,99 € (discounts are possible for the acquisition of an entire Album). Each donation produces Royalties, which are provided by A.I.Me.F. directly to the Authorship of the track, through the representative of the “Curator”, who will be responsible for protecting the health of the Authorship of the track, or to encourage the dissemination of plants of the same species, thus complying with the biological objective of every living being: to stay healthy and disseminate their genome.
Your Donation is a small and important step to change the way you think about Plants and so you will change the whole World!
Do you want to register the musical score of your Plant?
If you are interested in registering a Song from the Plants in your Garden, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
After cataloging the score and acquiring the Intellectual Rights in the name of the Plants, you can receive a Digital Album from Your Musical Garden for individual and group listening to promote Meditation and Health!
The subtle information conveyed by the acoustic vibrations of the Music, reproduce the electromagnetic vibrations of the Plants themselves and the therapeutic principles connected to them.
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See also the interview with Paolo Zavarella about “Il Canto delle Piante”
Doctor, Osteopath D.O. and Expert in Plant Osteopathy E.O.V. The clinical activity and the passion for scientific research on Osteopathy and Bionatural Health Promotion Disciplines led him to collaborate with Universities, Schools and Associations in Italy and Europe.
President of A.IMe.F. (Italian Association of Forestry Medicine). www.aimef.net