Week 0 / +23 °C

The household compost pile can be seen as a symbiotic relationship between ecosystem and human. We feed the system and in return it gives us pure and fertile soil. And even more so, it reminds us of 3 fundamentals of lifecycle: birth, growth, death.

In this project our aim was to reveal visual and sonic textures of compost in different life stages. By examining samples of compost layers under a microscope and measuring the temperatures, we translate this data into a musical piece. The piece goes through 6 stages of degrading and reduction, travelling from the surface of compost with higher sounds to deepest layers of lows. Temperature of compost over time accelerates and slows down the speed at which data is read.

Team: Šarlote Baškevica, Krista Dintere, Rihards Grāvis