Bioni Samp – ‘Electronic Beesmoker Hive Synthesiser’ 2018
Media: Metal, wire, leather, plastic, copper cables.
Technical Requirements: Has internal small speaker. Also can be amplified and has 1/4 inch jack-lead with 1 metre of cable. 9 Volt Battery.
Technology provided: Beesmoker, with internal synth, cable, battery, (chain ?)
Description: 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.