Wednesday · 18. September 2013 · 17:00hrs
Central Park · East Drive
Loch Walking Path · New York · NY 10022

Rochus Aust · composition/octopus trumpet
Fosco Perinti · octopus trumpet/voice
Jonathan Golove · octopus trumpet/voice
Markus Aust · octopus trumpet/voice

The OCTOPHON OXYGEN PRINCIPLE (OOP) is an acoustic process which generates superior increase in the oxygenic photosynthesis in woody plants (plantae lignosae) measuring 3 metres or more. With its help the reduction of CO2 can be almost doubled. For this procedure neither the volume nor the duration of the acoustic intervention are important, the only thing that counts is the genesis of the octophonically symmetrical oscillation. During the implementation process the specially developed octopus trumpet will be deployed. Oxygenic photosynthesis is one of the oldest and most important biochemical processes on earth. It describes the creation of molecular oxygen with the help of light energy. By means of generating organic material, oxygenous photosynthesis, directly or indirectly, boosts almost all existing eco systems, providing energy-rich nutrients and sources of energy for other animate beings.

Not only does the Octophon Oxygen Principle (OOP) influence the plant engaged in oxygenic photosynthesis, it also impacts a total of eight of the parameters involved: carbon dioxide, water, oxygen (oxygenic phototrophes), 3 light-absorbing pigments (chlorophylls) and light itself. All the parameters are stimulated through different acoustic factors and are embedded in a joint oscillation process, which results in a pronounced increase of productivity (+50%) due to the minimal increase of the locomotion patterns of the individual particles. The octopus trumpet (octopod/octopet) is the only musical instrument boasting nine valves and one bell. It was developed as a prototype for the application of the Octophon Oxygen Principle (OOP). In addition to the sound exits it also features eight vibration sensors, which allow the player to gage frequency response curves and pressure ratios in order to reach the required intensity of octophonous symmetry (octophonous-symmetrical oscillation genesis).

Until 2063, the principle demonstrated by the octopus trumpet is set to be refined to such an extent, that octophonous symmetry can be created and harnessed at any time by means of combining acoustic sources in random motion. To this end, mobile objects of any kind (cars, trucks, trains, cyclists, pedestrians, joggers and even prams) will be fitted with discreet OOP acoustic sources which, via GPS (or any other tracking systems of the future), can be instantly combined to form octophonous-symmetrical loops. These, in turn, will produce the required oscillatory genesis. This mobile variant is much preferred to a stationary or semi-stationary one, as this will ensure that more than only a limited pool of plants will be used all the time. In contrast to the algae bioreactors or photobioreactors, the advantages of the acoustic system (octopus trumpet and extensive successor systems) are far reduced cost and a far greater degree of dispersion. A combination of OOP with algae bioreactors or photobioreactors has not yet been scientifically explored.

Originally, scientists happened upon the, until then observed but never examined (or named), effects of OOP. Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612), famous for his polychoral church music and a passionate botanist, had noticed that, early in the morning, the clearly extremely tired and massively hung-over Venetian musicians seemed to revive particularly fast if rehearsals were held in the garden, something he attributed to the fresh air. What proved crucial in the end, however, was the curious remark of one of his musicians in a letter to his aunt, dated around 1598: “The latter (Gabrieli) deigns to (rehearse) in the garden in the morning which rather inspires us at this hour to create the unexpected. The music using eight choirs (sacrae symphniae) is the Lord’s work!”

Experiments undertaken in 1963 by Italian and Bolivian botanists in the gardens surrounding Santo Stefano and San Marco in Venice produced surprising and, until then, unexplained disproportionate growth phenomena, in keeping only with those observed in the gardens of Pisa and Florence. Following recent scientific discoveries, the latter have been attributed to composer and musician Vincenzo Galilei (1520-1591), the father of scientist Galileo Galilei, who, for his part, rejected traditional polyphony and might only have briefly touched upon OOP, whereas Gabrieli is considered the – albeit unwitting – inventor of the Octophon Oxygen Principle.