Over a year in the making. Carved out of green Oak. Inspired by Henry Moore sculptures. Stage 1. Now completed sculpture. Stage 2. Add pickups resonators and pizos. Stage 3. Add Bela hardware / software for built in effects with sensor strips.
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
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.
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.
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.
Electronic Beesmoker V2 2018
‘Electronic Beesmoker Hive Synthesiser’ 2018
More on the exhibition and other artists: http://sivazona.hr/events/souniding-diy
Thanks to all at BBC Click Radio Colin & for inviting me on the show to talk about my DIY ‘Hive Synthesiser’ & bee inspired music & performance… now on the