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 Samp – Live at STWS48 Linz Austria 2015
The following instruments played by Bioni Samp were used for the recording:
Binaural Beefame EMF Detector
Baby Bee Synth
Hive Synthesiser (6 osc. prototype)
Honey Viscosity Synth
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 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)
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.
Photos by Katerina Anna E.l Thanks to Ivan, Lucie,Vitezslav, Sylva, Michal, Lenka, Katerina and everyone who braved the cold to hear my performance and workshop
Looking fwd to visiting Prague / Praha this week