"The Greeks of Homeric times considered kleos, fame, to be composed of songs. The vibrations of the air contained the measure and memory of a life..." The Songs of the Trees, David George Haskel.
Kleos is a platform for sound creation that explores gardens as spaces of coexistence, relating botanical species with scientific, artistic and sound fragments, which are activated and combined according to the proximity of the users to the plants, creating a situation where the musical experience and the immanent experience of the garden (aromas, textures, colours, etc.) feed back synaesthetically in improvised choreographies.
Kleos thus emerges as a tool for creating specific sound works for gardens or singular landscapes that visitors can remix directly with their wandering through native digital apps.
To complement this experience, during the health crisis we have created a web version that allows, without being on site, to trace routes through the map of the garden, transforming it into a score that connects at a compositional level the botanical species with their associated sound fragments.
A new format of sound reproduction thus emerges which, as opposed to the linear reading of the classical score, encourages multiple interpretations of the same work, linking plants, sounds and stories through virtual walks traced by each user.
Kleos thus emerges as a kind of localised music label for gardens that combines two innovative formats: an app format that only unfolds when you approach the plants, and a web format that allows you to play the score in an infinite number of different ways, while visualising the effects of the plants on the body (flowering, aromas or fruiting), the environment (CO2 capture), and culture (stories, images and music).