Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 156 of the Life Athletics podcast!
Today’s guest Life Athlete are Jon and Joe of Data Garden.
Data Garden builds community and connection to nature through experiences that extend human perception through sound.
In 2011, Joe Patitucci along with Alex Tyson founded a zero-waste record label called Data Garden. Instead of CDs, vinyl records, and tapes, the label released digital albums via download codes on handmade printed artwork embedded with seeds that could be planted and grown into flowers.
"When something happens inside your body that creates a palpable shift in the environment, you'll hear something from the plant."
The fact that there seemed to be a connection between people who work closely with plants and subtle forms of energy greatly interested Joe. From that point on, he needed to learn how to connect to these energies without technology and continue to make this experience available to more people so that they could experience this connection.
This ultimately led to success, and they continued Data Garden's work in festivals and museums across North America.
Jon Shapiro then joined Data Garden and did not waste any time in exploring ways of presenting plant music in new spaces and formats. He explored the relationship between fluctuations in plant music with feelings in his body while practicing yoga. He began bringing musical plants to yoga classes and holistic healing spaces to explore how the relationship between plant music and energetic shifts in traditional healing.
On this episode, Jon and Joe take you on their story - how they came up with Data Garden and what they're looking forward to in the future.
Learn more about Data Garden:
Check out the MIDI Sprout here.