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.

Bioni Samp – Live @Raindance VRX London 2017 – Binaural Sound Design Demo (extract)

Bioni Samp performed a hybrid binaural DJ Set @Raindance VRX London.

I talked briefly about sound design & performed live with 360 binaural audio design used in The Resistance of Honey & Aftershock.

Sounds were position in a rectangle room using two pairs of stereo speakers. I played my own released music, bee field recordings with a mixture of vintage vinyl recordings of Aboriginal, Haitian and Native American music. Here is an extract of the two channel live recording. The recording sounds a busy mix because playback in the room, was on 4 speakers (using twin audio spatializers) and has now been mixed down to a stereo mp3 for soundcloud. In the room it sounded more spacious and minimal 🙂

Bioni Samp played the following instruments:

Hive Synthesiser (6 oscillator prototype)Baby Bee Synth, The Bela Bee (with partial / samples taken from field recordings from two beehives) Electronic Beesmoker, Hex Mixer, Ableton Max For Live, Beequencer, Honey Taster Resonance Detector, EchoFirewire, Beehive Field Recordings,

Thanks to everyone at @Raindance VRX for great technical support and fab staff at a cool event exploring the future of VR.

About Bioni Sound Design For 360 Video and more… : bionisamp.wordpress.com/360-sound-design/