Hive Synthesis: Bioni Samp – Live at reRooted Festival Hull 2017 City Of Culture

Bioni Samp on Humber Street creating a impromptu ‘Hive Synthesiser’ performance @hulltimebased @2017Hull @beespace

Humber Street Gallery, Hull – 9pm – 25th March 2017
Hive Synthesis is an audio journey inspired by Bioni Samp‘s desire to learn about bee frequencies, creating musical pieces that raise awareness of bees and their increasing fragility. Bioni’s performance will be followed by a DJ set.

https://www.hull2017.co.uk/whatson/events/rerooted/

 

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Bioni Samp – The Lifeboat Frequency Of Bees 2016

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Bioni Samp – The Lifeboat Frequency Of Bees 2016 more info here

First photo from my residency on the boat…

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Bioni Samp – ‘Colour Bee Comb’ 2016

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Bioni Samp installation in group show: Hybrids: Interspecies Collaboration in Craft & Design @NationalCraft 9 Jul – 4 Sep 2016

Bioni Samp installation in group show: Hybrids: Interspecies Collaboration in Craft and Design, @NationalCraft The National Centre for Craft & Design Sleaford. UK – Sat 9 Jul – Sun 4 Sep 2016, Roof Gallery, Summer Exhibition NCCD website

Bioni installation in group show: Hybrids: Interspecies Collaboration in Craft & Design @NationalCraft 9 Jul – 4 Sep

 

Bioni installation in group show: Hybrids: Interspecies Collaboration in Craft & Design @NationalCraft 9 Jul – 4 Sep

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Bioni Samp – Live at STWST48 Linz Austria 2015

Bioni Samp - Live at STWST48 Linz Austria 2015

Bioni Samp – Live at STWST48 Linz Austria 2015

Bioni Samp – Live at STWS48 Linz Austria 2015

The following instruments played by Bioni Samp were used for the recording:

Electronic Beesmoker
Binaural Beefame EMF Detector
Baby Bee Synth
Hive Synthesiser (6 osc. prototype)
Honey Viscosity Synth
& Beequencer
Hive Tool Resonance Detector
Bee Frequency Log Hive Electronic Apiary
+ Mackie mixer.

Thanks to all the #STWST48 team
Special Thanks to Shu lea for filming, its a great document of great times…

Live experiments on-board MS Eleonore, Linz Harbour, Austria 2015

Live experiments on-board MS Eleonore, Linz Harbour, Austria 2015 performed live soundtrack to Bee Frequency Electronics video. Bioni Samp played the following instruments: ‘TheBee’, Baby Bee Synth, with field recordings from several beehives recorded in London, Sweden, Slovakia and Tenerife (recording of bees in native lavender plant in Teide National Park). Also on the recording is some deep thunder from a storm that night.

Many of the the live electronic sounds are actual samples of bees turned into partials and played via touch sensors. (for more info)

Bioni Samp – Live at Divus London 2015

Bioni Samp - Live at Divus London 2015Bioni Samp – performing on the couch at Divus Art Gallery London, with ‘theBee’, Baby Bee Synth, Single Cell Synth and Hex Mixer.

Also my sound installation ‘Bee Cannon’ is at the gallery for a few weeks.

Bioni Samp – ‘Bee Cannon’ 2015

Sound Installation, mixed media, sculpture, 1m x 8cm x 8cm.

As visitors to the gallery walk past the ‘Bee Cannon’ the sound of bees buzzing emanates, calling our attention.

Bee sounds are amplified and distorted by the tube hive / cannon, which is positioned next to the gallery door at ear height. Everyone who enters / exits the gallery, hears a blast of spring bee frequencies.

Inside the replica tube hive (a common hive design, usually made of ceramic pipes or logs, in Africa and middle east) the recycled phone acts as a mp3 player on a loop. Playing a recording of two of my beehives, both of which were recorded simultaneously. Hive A to channel 1, hive B to channel 2.

Every now and then, during the time of hibernation, I can phone up the replica tube hive / cannon and talk to the bees and hear them buzzing, mainly because I usually spend the winter worrying about my bees.