Waves of Gratitude Pop-Up Sound Installation 2021

iBoD is producing a pop-up sound installation which will have its first expression as part of SITES: reset in 2021. The soundscape for this installation will be recordings of people giving thanks in whatever language in whatever tone of voice feels genuine and right. These voiced gratitudes will be mixed into a sound collage with ocean waves and played through many small speakers.

We are gathering gratitudes from all over the world. No matter how difficult times are, there is always something to be grateful for. My Mother taught me this and I resented the idea as a child, and felt entitled to cling to and suffer all my disappointment and sadness, but in recent months gratitude goggles have kept me alive and in the moment!! Since I believe oscillations/waveforms create reality, Waves of Gratitude is the vibrational reality I desire and I would love for your voice to be a part of it! Record your invocation of gratitude and email the audio file to iBoDGWave@gmail.com.

For best sound quality, record indoors in a quiet space with little to no background noise.

In addition to the installation, dejacusse will broadcast the waves over Radio iBoD/dejacusse at specified dates and times.

Email me if you have questions and spread gratitude with us in 2021!!

String of Yeasts 2020

The Sourdough Project data is finally starting to sing!! The paper, The function and diversity of sourdough microbiomes, is on the verge of being published and I have completed 3 pieces for an album of soundscapes based on the data and findings of the paper.

A little over a year ago, I started working with the Optical Density growth patterns of the 8 most prominent taxa in the 500 starters. Here is a link to the blog post about this idea:

https://dejacusse.blog/2019/10/08/string-of-yeasts/

Recently I revised the scale to be a multi-octave expansive scale and aligned the 40 specific growth data points with notes on that scale. Each yeast and LAB (lactic acid bacteria) now is expressed as a multi-octave pentatonic pattern. Here is the final version of String of Yeasts which will introduce the four yeast voices on the album RISE:Sonic Sketches of Sourdough Cultures to be released in March 2021. This piece features K Servazzi, W Anomalus, K Humilis, and S Cerevisiae.

Strings of Yeast