Data Garden

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Data Garden
Founded 2011
Founder Joe Patitucci, Alex Tyson
Genre electronic, experimental, various
Country of origin United States of America
Location Philadelphia (2011-present)
Official website

Data Garden is an arts organization and independent record label formed by Joe Patitucci and Alex Tyson in 2011.[1]

Label activity[edit]

In conjunction with releasing music downloads on plantable artwork,[2] Data Garden has produced installations and events at The Philadelphia Museum of Art,[3] The Noguchi Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, SXSW Festival, and Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, among others. Data Garden has received grants from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.[4]

In 2014, Data Garden launched the MIDI Sprout, a bio-sonification device. The converter enables musicians to use plants and other living matter as MIDI triggers for electronic music and research. The product was developed with engineer Sam Cusumano and was inspired by the work of Richard Lowenberg,[5] Cleve Backster and Mileece.[6][7]


  • Alex Tyson, Aquaglass, DG013
  • Beep!, Too Physical, DG012
  • Telequanta, Metaverse, DG011
  • Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, Zs), Mitral Transmission, DG010
  • Ben Warfield, Songs of Light & Dust, DG009
  • Moan (Shinji Masuko of Boredoms), Bookshelf Sanctuary, DG008
  • The Thangs, Wedodo, DG007
  • Data Garden, Live at the Switched-On Garden, DG006
  • King Britt, The Bee & The Stamen, DG005
  • Spaceship Aloha (Christopher Powell of Need New Body, Man Man), Universe Mahalo Vol. #1, DG004
  • Data Garden, Quartet: Live at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, DG003
  • Cheap Dinosaurs, Cheap Dinosaurs, DG002
  • Ray & The Prisms, Timelapse in Colour, DG001
  • Tadoma, Field Notes, DG000

Curated events[edit]

  • The Switched-On Garden 001, Bartram's Garden[8][9]
  • Computer Groove, Little Berlin Gallery[10]
  • The Switched-On Garden 002, Bartram's Garden[11]
  • Hidden City Festival (Contemporary Archives, A\V Archaeology, Heritage Electronics)[12]
  • Art Splash at the Philadelphia Museum of Art[13]

Sound installations[edit]

  • Data Garden Quartet, The Philadelphia Museum of Art[14]
  • A\V Archaeology, Hidden City Festival[15]
  • Duet, Center for PostNatural History[16]
  • Personified, Noguchi Museum[17]
  • Hexidecibel, CCNH[18]
  • Personified, Institute of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia[19]
  • Duet, Bang Pop Festival/ SXSW[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FYI on DIYs in PHL: Data Garden". Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Knight Foundation". Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  4. ^ "Talking with Data Garden: Co-Composing with Plants - Questions of Practice - The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage". 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Bio-Sensing Art in the 1970s — Data Garden". 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  6. ^ "The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage". Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  7. ^ "Interacting With Plants To Create Polyphonic Music | The Creators Project". 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  8. ^ "Experimental label Data Garden celebrates its first year with The Switched-On Garden 002 (Sunday at Bartram's Garden) - The Key". 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  9. ^ "The Switched-On Garden". Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  11. ^ "Switched-On Garden 002 - Bartram's Garden". Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  12. ^ "Upcoming Events Data Garden Presents: Heritage Electronics - Hidden City Philadelphia". Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ "Data Garden QUARTET : ░ Alex Tyson". Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  17. ^ "Community Day - The Noguchi Museum". Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  18. ^ "Knight Foundation". Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  20. ^ "Bangpop! (Micro) Festival! TONIGHT & TOMORROW!". Retrieved 2016-10-22.