An immersive exploration of plants, music, and the reissue of Mort Garson’s groundbreaking album with sonic artist and biophilic technology designer, Mileece
Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden, in partnership with Atlas Obscura and Sacred Bones Records, is pleased to announce Plantasia , an immersive listening experience celebrating the reissue of Mort Garson’s pioneering 1976 electronic album composed for plants and the people who love them.
On June 18, in the long evening hours that precede the summer solstice, experience the groundbreaking album as it was meant to be heard: surrounded by lush vegetation. During this custom listening experience, attendees are invited after hours inside the Garden’s Conservatory to listen to the album in full.
This unique program also features a performance and exploration of plant bio-communication from celebrated composer and interactive ecology designer Mileece.
Attendees can also check out Sonic Succulents: Plant Sounds and Vibrations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, an installation of living interactive sound artworks by Los Angeles–based Adrienne Adar, or join a special tour of the Garden led by a seasoned guide. Botanically-inspired cocktails, as well as dinner and other beverages, will be available for purchase.
This special ticketed event is presented in partnership with Atlas Obscura, and takes place during Twilight Tuesdays , Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s new program of evening hours offered every Tuesday during peak bloom season from April through September.
PURCHASE PLANTASIA TICKETS HERE.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Elizabeth Reina-Longoria,email@example.com., 718-623-7241
Atlas Obscura: Alexa Harrison, firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-609-7939
Sacred Bones Records: Christopher Hansell, email@example.com
Mort Garson’s 1976 album Mother Earth’s Plantasia features a series of Moog compositions to be played for plants and people. Among the very first to work with Moog synthesizers, Garson is considered a founding father of electronic music. In recent years Plantasiahas resurfaced online, gaining a following and becoming a posthumous cult hit. Sacred Bones Record’s reissue of Plantasia is out June 21, 2019.
About Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura, publisher of the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders, is a travel company defined by storytelling. It was founded in 2009 by Dylan Thuras and Joshua Foer with a mission to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world. Our editorial team reports on hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. Atlas Obscura creates hundreds of unique global trips and local experiences every year, bringing our community with us to visit the world’s most unusual places and try the world’s most extraordinary foods.
About Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Founded in 1910, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. Situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, the Garden is home to nearly 15,000 types of plants and hosts approximately 800,000 visitors annually.
Learn what’s happening at Brooklyn Botanic Garden at bbg.org/visit/calendar, read the Garden’s blog at bbg.org/news, and find out what’s in bloom at bbg.org/bloom. Visitor entrances are at 990 Washington Avenue and 455 Flatbush Avenue. For hours, directions, and admission information, please visit bbg.org/visit. Follow BBG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and join the conversation using the tags @BrooklynBotanic and #BrooklynBotanicGarden.
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