Bioni Samp – Beehive Techno (Short Documentary)


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) Binaural Beeframe EMF Detector, Electronic Beesmoker, Single Cell Synth, Hex Mixer, Ableton Max For Live, Beequencer, Honey Taster Resonance Detector, Beehive Field Recordings.

All music by Bioni Samp (c)

Special Thanks to… Video Credits: ZoominTV Holland.

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

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:


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
Martin Klang
Pranic Attack
Jose Macabra
DJ Igor Hax
Medallion Man
Kenny Mulligan
DJ Sim Eon

Facebook Event page:

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.