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
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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 – 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 – Hive Synthesis, 24 Hour Live Electronics Installation

pleased to announce that my Bioni Samp – Hive Synthesis, 24 Hour Live Electronics Installation, has been accepted for the #HackTheBarbican festival at
Barbican Arts Centre, London

2pm – 8pm on 05, 19 and 26 August 2013

Featuring a retrospective of Bioni Samp sounds, artworks and video, with special guests, adding to the a/v mix.

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Bioni Samp – Hive Synthesis – 24 Hour live Electronics Installation
Barbican Arts Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Artist statement:

To ‘Play’ live my bee colony recordings mixed with my homemade bee frequency instruments. Hints at a futuristic post-apocalyptic beekeepers stall. Where ecocide has made honey bees extinct.

There is no honey, no pollen, no beeswax, no propolis for sale. All that remains are enthusiastic beekeepers who ‘Play’ old bee colony recordings and create new bee frequency instruments to keep the memory of the insects alive.

My ‘Hive Synthesis’ Installation/performance attempts to create a symbiotic frequency
relationship, like those between pollination and nectar exchanges, or between beekeeper and bees.

Bioni Samp – Video screenings with live soundtracks

05 August, 7.30pm, video screening with live soundtrack

Bioni Samp – “Electronic Journey To Avebury” 2013, 20 minutes
( Live sound track, Bioni Samp – bass guitar, electronics, with Dam Bau on treated Sitar, with additional live video processing by Rebecca Salvadori )

19 August, 7.30pm, video screening with live soundtrack

Bioni Samp – “Hive synthesis – Digital Beehive” 2013, 20 minutes
( Live sound track, Bioni Samp – live electronics, with additional live Synthesiser treatments by Andrea Ruffino )

26 August, 7.30pm, video screening with live soundtrack

Bioni Samp – “Henry & Moor” 2013, 20 minutes
( Live sound track, Bioni Samp – live electronics, with Orlando Harrison on treated voice over manipulations )

Bioni Samp Installation Artworks:

01. Electronic Beesmoker ( 2009 )

Electronic Beesmoker (c) Bioni Samp 2009

Electronic Beesmoker (c) Bioni Samp 2009

02. Baby Bee Synth ( 2011 )

Baby Bee Synth (c) Bioni Samp 2011

Baby Bee Synth (c) Bioni Samp 2011

03  Hive Synthesiser ( 2011 )

Hive Synthesiser (c) Bioni Samp 2011

Hive Synthesiser (c) Bioni Samp 2011

04. Binaural Beeframe EMF Detector ( 2012 )

Binaural Beeframe EMF Detector (c) Bioni Samp 2011

Binaural Beeframe EMF Detector (c) Bioni Samp 2011

05. Beequencer ( 2012 )

Beequencer (c) Bioni Samp 2012

Beequencer (c) Bioni Samp 2012

06  Honey Viscosity Synth ( 2012 )

Honey Viscosity Synth (c) Bioni Samp 2012

Honey Viscosity Synth (c) Bioni Samp 2012

07. Hive Tool Resonance Detector ( 2013 )

Hive Tool Resonance Detector (c) Bioni Samp 2013

Hive Tool Resonance Detector (c) Bioni Samp 2013

08. Hydrophone Bee ( 2013 )

Bioni Samp - Hydrophone 2013

Hydrophone Bee (c) Bioni Samp 2013