Points North: The Plant Musician

Tom Wall is a Midwestern rock star who uses plants as bandmates. He uses a device that harnesses the electricity in plants, which then turns those impulses into musical notes.

“Much like you talk to a person that doesn’t know your language … you can still understand the basic reactions like the excitement of somebody, or the melancholy,” Tom explained.

He insists the plants are talking to us through the music. But can they really do that?

Producer: Michael Livingston
Host: Dan Wanschura
Editor: Morgan Springer
Additional Editing: Ellie Katz, Ed Ronco
Music: Tom Wall, Cosmic Knot