One of my sound sculptures is in this group exhibition in Croatia, Sounding DiY, Split

Aug 6th 2018. – Aug 22nd 2018

Curator/s: Darko Fritz, Laura Netz
Supported by: Ministarstvo kulture RH, Zaklada Kultura nova

MKC, Ulica slobode 28, Split
opening and live acts 6th August at 21 h
live acts by Hrvoje Hiršl / Davor Branimir Vincze and Tin Dožić.Monday-Saturday 10-13 h, 17-21 h free entranceplakat_567

The referential framework of the exhibition Sounding DIY relies on the so-called DIY culture (Do it Yourself), which emerged from the 1970’s as a reaction of the technological deployment. With influences of the underground vanguard movements, the handmade culture currently sets as an exponent of what is the free knowledge culture, read the open source and movements such as hacker and maker. The results of these practices involve an interdisciplinary connection between art, science, and technology that improves the creative aspects of contemporary cultural production. Moreover, sound art practices enrich the interconnection with music and engineering.

Sounding DiY, Split Electronic Beesmoker Hive Synthesiser 2018

The exhibition pretends to highlight the DIY practices in front of the capitalist industry. Thus, represents an important change in the prototyping of musical instruments and sound objects that have effectively set as a primary creative impulse in our century. Sounding DIY works with artists in the field of handmade culture and promotes the efficiency of the results attained, either aesthetically and ideologically. Our goal is to highlight artistic creation through the development of new technologies and craftsmanship. Finally, Sounding DIY. fosters a community of tool developers and creative practitioners interested in supporting and understanding deep and sustained creative practice with technological tools.

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Bioni Samp translates bee behaviors and sounds into electronic music to help raise awareness of the ecological issues threatening them. Electronic Beesmoker Hive Synthesiser is a found object (Beesmoker) with internal home-made ‘Hive Synthesiser’. An updated version of 2009 version which originally acted as a modified breathe controller for MaxMSP patches. Now includes hardware home-made ‘Bee’ synth with 3 oscillators, emulating bees. In each honey bee colony there are three types of bee: drone, worker and queen bees. Each of these have their own individual frequencies in the following ranges: low – 200 Hz or less, mid – 200-400 Hz, and high – 400+ Hz, just like the earth has its own special frequency of approximately 9 Hz. The oscillators are capped roughly within these ranges.

More on the exhibition and other artists: http://sivazona.hr/events/souniding-diy

 

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Solar powered ‘Beespace’ sound installation at Finsbury Park Beehouse Fundraiser & Live at NRS London

 

Finsbury Park Beehouse Openday & Fundraiser Music Event

We are fundraising to buy new bees & equipment. Come along meet some bees & listen to our solar powered ‘Beespace’ sound installation + Bee Art exhibition + Experimental Music Event, please spread the word best bx

beehouse openday fundraiser 20th of May 2018

Sorry to everyone who I could not ask in time or fit on the final line-up. But we hope to do another fundraiser at the end of the year, so if you want to perform at the next fundraiser get in touch… best b. email: bioni.samp@gmail.com

Bioni Samp https://soundcloud.com/beespace
Psychiceyeclix https://soundcloud.com/psychiceyeclix
Martin Klang www.rebeltech.org
Pranic Attack https://www.psyche-tropes.com/
Medialages http://netzzz.net/
Jose Macabra https://soundcloud.com/josemacabra
DJ Igor Hax https://soundcloud.com/igorhax
Medallion Man https://soundcloud.com/loose-lips123
Kenny Mulligan https://soundcloud.com/kennnygan
DJ Sim Eon https://soundcloud.com/archibold-haddock/disco-kosmish

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/137695217082931/

OMG I am one of the ‘Humans of the Year’ in Motherboard magazine

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The Beekeeper Who Makes Synth Music With His Bee Colonies
Bioni Samp translates bee behaviors and sounds into electronic music to help raise awareness of the ecological issues threatening them.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d34e5v/the-beekeeper-who-makes-synth-music-with-his-bee-colonies

Thanks to Troy Farah @filth_filler for an interesting interview about me and what I am doing, which shows the best side to my bees and art and where they collide.