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Exploring plant music with Orlando DOOm

Exploring plant music with Orlando DOOm

Arts, Entertainment, Music
It is well known that plants love music and that music stimulates the growing process of plants. But have you ever heard of sounds created with the help of plants? As it is mentioned in the Upliftconnect, “Forty years ago researchers at the Damanhur Federation of Communities near Turin in Italy started intensive research into plant communication, attempting to prove that plants were sentient beings. They developed a device out of this research, that can read the electromagnetic vibration of a plant and translate it into music.” An Italian born and now London based multimedia artist Matteo Chiarenza (Orlando DOOm) in the interview with The Voice of London explains how the plant music works. Orlando DOOm uses a plant and a synthesizer as well as a device that uses a MIDI inter
The truth behind busking

The truth behind busking

Arts, Entertainment
Long hours without a break, hundreds of spectators and the uncertainty of not knowing the earnings of the day- are those the difficulties behind busking? Thousands of street entertainers perform in the heart of London on a daily basis. However, do we really know the truth behind busking? The Voice of London decided to interview some of the city's street performers to gain insight into the world of busking. Words: Raquel Pacheco Video: Raquel Pacheco
Is Holly Willoughby your Queen of the Jungle?

Is Holly Willoughby your Queen of the Jungle?

Celebrity, Entertainment
Harry Redknapp took the crown on Sunday, but is Holly really our winner? Glued to our TV screens every night at 9pm, hoping to watch celebrities crumble under the pressure, waiting for them to scream 'I'm a celebrity get me out of here!'. Well, after three long weeks of, screaming, trails and kangaroo testicles the hit ITV show has finally come to an end. The final which took place on Sunday overjoyed its fans with former football manager Harry Redknapp being crowned the King of the Jungle - the first King since 2014. Holly Willougby plucked up the courage to take the role of Ant McPartlin for 3 weeks, in order for him to focus on maintaining his health after his recently public struggle with addiction. While many fans of the show, were sad to not see Ant on screen, scared tha...
Sammy Virji: get to know this up-and-coming DJ

Sammy Virji: get to know this up-and-coming DJ

Entertainment, Music, Specials, UK
Sammy Virji is a happy-go-lucky UK based DJ to watch out for next year. He has already amassed over 23K monthly Spotify listeners, more than 13K Soundcloud followers, and is ever growing with each track he releases and show he performs.  Voice of London asked Sammy some questions that will help you get to know him and his music. VOL: Where are you from? Are you still based there? SV: I’m from Witney, near Oxford, but I’m based in Newcastle. VOL: Have you ever considered a path in life other than music? SV: I wanted to be a doctor before I went to university. My plan was to do a post-graduate in medicine after my biology degree but the music started to take off so I just went for it as it’s a been a dream of mine since I was little. VOL: How did you get into music?
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