The size and shapes of some fruits are perfect for constructing instruments, but two musicians have discovered a way for fruits to make music all on their own. Fabio Di Salvo and Bernardo Vercelli of Quiet Ensemble released "Natura Morta," a short electronic song tapping into the natural musical capabilities of plants, CoDesign reports.
"Natura Morta" ("still life" in Italian) uses the natural acidity and electrical tension present in pears, bananas and pineapples to make music. The pieces of fruit are connected to homemade MIDI controllers that accesses the electrical energy of the fruits and converts it into an audible sound. The controllers then allow the artists to alter the sound, forming it into a techno song.
To take the show live, the Italian duo has plans to turn the same electrical energy that produces the sounds into visuals that can be projected onto a screen.
Quiet Ensemble's past work further explores this connection between technology and nature, like in 'Biografie,' in which Vercelli sketches the paths of insects. They are equal parts scientists, sound engineers and musicians.
Listen below for "Natura Morta:"