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Krautrock is a sound based project on fermentation of cabbages. Gas distribution of the cabbages is sonified with the help of several gas sensors.
Due to the fact that fermentation is a time based process the sound itself also creates a life-cycle of itself.
For about a 30-day period the project creates a generative sound work and a fine batch of sauerkraut.

Short technical explanation: I based this project of an old 1928 document on gas distribution for fermenting sauerkraut. Somewhere in the middle it dictates the distribution of hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane. I respectively bought the according type of sensors to registrate the gasses.

MQ4, MQ8, MZH19B gas sensors, Wemos D1 mini, RaspberryPi, Sonic Pi, cabbage.