The Musical Duet Made by a Composer and Fungus

Bringing a whole new meaning to the word “culture”

Photo by Eduardo Miranda, Plymouth University

The Peninsular Arts Contemporary Music Festival, held in the UK, will receive a highly unusual entry this weekend—a duet created by man and fungus. Festival director and musician Eduardo Miranda’s latest work uses cultures of the fungus Physarum polycephalum, which functions as a key component of an interactive “biocomputer,” a machine that receives sound signals and formulates responses, according to the BBC.

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