The first time Tigrilla heard the Music of the Plants, she didn’t believe was she was hearing. Like many people, she thought it was some automatic response where you took the biological functions of plants and made them audible. But as she listened, her musical training kicked in, and she realized that she was not listening to random notes. Instead, she was hearing a sophisticated composition created by an intelligent being.
As a formally trained music and electrical engineer, musician, and performing artist, it is obvious that the Music of the Plants device—a musical instrument for plants that distinguishes electromagnetic variations between the leaf and the root system of a plant and turns that into music, allowing plant musicians to express themselves creatively—would become her main research tool, but it is not the only one. The growing body of scientific research around plant intelligence and new understandings of biophilia combined with this instrument allow nature to communicate with us in a new and startling way, opening doors for further advances in the field as our technology improves and allows us to understand and experience the complexity of the world around us that exists beyond our five senses.
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Music of the Plants gives humankind a new way to connect with nature. It allows plants and trees to become master musicians and enables this music to be heard in the human realm. At least since Christopher Bird and Peter Tompkins’ seminal The Secret Life of Plants (1973), science knew of plant sentience and recognized many plants as individuals. Tigrilla seeks to deepen that connection by bringing plant music into public settings and educating the general public about this developing field, encouraging not only a greater connection to nature but also the creation of a more sustainable and tolerant society.
Through years of research and experimentation, Tigrilla has learned that plants have many hidden talents. And through music, they can pass to the human world their knowledge, healing abilities and experiences. Plant music has been shown to have many benefits, including but not limited to: accelerated healing in rehabilitation clinics, enhancing work by healers, improved blood circulation and less coagulation, higher cognitive status of coma patients, and individuals find positive results to both medical and emotional recovery. As one example, the work of Jean Thoby of France shows that plants create healing music with specific amino acid chains to aid a single patient.
It is vitally important that we encourage and fund this research, bringing together researchers, doctors and healers to compare notes and devise studies. Tigrilla is dedicated to just that. As an international speaker on the effects of plant music, she has met with hundreds of people actively looking into the healing power of plant music and interspecies communication. Her dream is to create a yearly symposium based around the work being done with plant music and interspecies art, which is essential to create the necessary sharing of information and support that can benefit society as a whole.
Deep connection with nature and co-creation with the plant world is essential if we are to co-create the next cycle of our happy, healthy and sustainable collective evolution.
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