This piece was composed by Tod Machover in 1989, on commission from Fuji Television in Tokyo, and as a collaboration with Japanese computer graphics artist Yoichiro Kawaguchi. The music does not attempt to slavishly follow the content or progression of his video; rather it uses Kawaguchi's astonishing mixture of abstract, synthetic images and organic, life-like evolution as a metaphor for the musical composition, where melodies become splintered, and voices turn into electronic clouds and snap back again into lively rhythmic punctuations. Flora is available on the same CD as Bug-Mudra.

[Flora picture]