Transparent canisters filled with seawater and monocellular algae (Pyrocistis fusiformis) are placed on the strings of a piano, itself placed in a completely dark room. The plankton reacts to the music and vibrations of the instrument by emitting a natural blue light (bioluminescence). For 13 minutes the music grows increasingly complex following the logic of cell division (2, 4, 8, 16, etc.) until the maximum is finally reached and the composition ends in the complete extinction of sound and light.

composition by Tyler Friedman, 2014