Exploring the remote tributaries of the great river of ambient sound, we come upon music inspired by the natural world and the micro-organisms that inhabit it. Recent research shows that the so-called "micro-biome" — the vast community of microbes in the environment, in animals, and in us — is essential for life.
According to musician ROBERT RICH "we imagine ourselves to be individuals, but in fact we're a collective, a network of organisms with a unique microbiome of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and organelles." Rich calls it "the Biode, a biomic node, the gathering place where a community of organisms combines to become a unit of individuality."
For these ambient musicians, the Biode inspires electro-acoustic metaphors of the natural world, a complex, inter-dependent community of sounds. On this transmission of HEARTS of SPACE, the organic sound in ambient electronics, on a program called BIOSONIC 2.
Music is by ROBERT RICH, JARGUNA, APOCRYPHOS, KAMMARHEIT & ATRIUM CARCERI, FORREST FANG, ISHQ, ROBERT DAVIES, and STEVE ROACH & ROBERT LOGAN.