Yay next ‘Beespace or Hive Synthesis’ live / installation at Piksel Festival next week.

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Looking forward to visiting Norway for the first time …. @beespace @p1x


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: http://sivazona.hr/events/souniding-diy


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

Bioni Samp – Live at ReRooted Festival Humber Street Gallery Hull 2017

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, nanoKontrol, Beequencer, Honey Taster Resonance Detector, EchoFirewire, Beehive Field Recordings, Allen and Heath mixer.

Thanks to everyone at the reRooted Festival in Hull for great technical support and fab staff at a brilliant new addition to Hull… the Humber Street Gallery, And nice times in Hull with everyone else. Hull is defiantly on the up.

Event Details: http://www.hull2017.co.uk/whatson/events/rerooted/

Photographs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cafesociet…81890978035/page4

Thanks to Mark Waddell for videoing me on Humber Street creating a impromptu ‘Hive Synthesiser’ performance.