@SMF Berlin 2019

 

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,Special Thanks to Alex and the SMF2019 team too for great technical support. And good times in Berlin with the SMF crew & Ableton users group.

Electronic Beesmoker

Electronic Beesmoker (c) Bioni Samp 2009

Electronic Beesmoker (c) Bioni Samp 2009

Electronic BeeSmoker & Electronic BeeSmoker V.1.1 patch

(Hardware & Software) – 2006 – present.
The Electronic BeeSmoker is electronic musical instrument, based around a real beekeepers smoker. 
It works with my Electronic BeeSmoker V.1.1 MAX/MSP/Ableton M4L software patch/plug-in, which basically measures volume, like a breath controller, converts this info into numbers, which trigger sounds and voices. Bees and beehive habitat patterns, hive logs and cycles are used as starting points for computer code making algorithmic and random generated improvisations. Experimental processing techniques and controllers engage with video, text, and sampled sounds. 

I have performed live with this unique instrument as part of my performances many times over the last few years.