Art & Chat - Wednesday 26th Sept.
Bioni Samp - Journey to the Centre of the Beehive
(project intro - binaural stereo test performance, work in progress)
The idea is to creates an audio journey which explores the sounds and
frequencies inside the honey bee’s home the beehive.
In each honey bee colony there are three types of bee. The drone,
worker and queen bees, each of these have their own individual
frequencies in the ranges of; 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.
As a electronic music producer and seasonal beekeeper. I was inspired
to learn more about bee frequencies and make a creative work that
incorporated these bee frequencies in the hope of raising awareness
about bees and their increasingly fragile ecology system. There are
many interesting facts about bee frequencies. For example... the same
high frequencies the Queen uses, are also used in Genetic Engineering
to splice DNA together.
The project ‘Journey To The Centre Of The beehive’ will be recorded
with 3 stereo miniature microphones. The high quality field recordings
are then processed binaurally to create the audio journey into the
hive. This aims to create a immersive sound environment from the
listening perspective of each of the three types of bee.
I.e. What the Queen would hear inside the hive, what the worker would
hear inside the hive and what the drone would hear inside the hive.
The recording sessions would take place twice a month for two months
(August and September 2012), totaling four recordings, before the
winter hibernation starts. The long form composition would be added at
the end of the two months around mid October.
Each beehive recording to be added fortnightly to a ‘Journey To The
Centre Of The Hive’ online archive of recordings. From these
recordings a new long form composition will be created lasting an hour
in three movements. Part 1 The Queen, 20 minutes, Part 2. The Worker,
20 minutes and Part 3. The Drone, 20 minutes. With potential future
live performance and sound installation.
© Copyright Bioni Samp 2012 www.bionisamp.info
Recorded live at Bioni Samp Apiary 2012. Test binaural processing using stereo mic and Max For Live 8.
project intro - binaural stereo test
Bioni Samp - Journey to the Centre of the Beehive
I need stereo speakers on stands about half the rooms height and ideally about 15 feet apart So people can listen in the centre. Table to put equipment on.
I'd like to make my presentation Sept. 26th. at 18.00 or 18.30.
The “WAG" is a mini 3-dimensional, single room gallery that fits into your pocket 'cause I've developed it for IPhone, IPod Touch and I Pad. Every month, directly on your mobile, The “WAG” hosts a solo digital art exhibition related to the dynamic site-specific contest. So, the Widget Art Gallery works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary exhibitions and as a permanent collection museum because conserves all the past exhibitions inside an online archive. For IPhone and IPod touch, just copy this url http://www.chiarapassa.it/wag/mobile/ in Safari and choose: “add to home” and the WAG's icon will be saved on your IPhone. Do the same for IPad but paste this other URL: http://www.chiarapassa.it/wagipad/mobile/ . Past exhibitions at: http://the-widget-art-gallery.blogspot.com/
WAG video presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QDt_KyMsW0&feature=youtu.be
My CV: http://www.chiarapassa.it/Artisticprofile.html
Relevant URLs http://the-widget-art-gallery.blogspot.com/
Social details https://twitter.com/ChiaraPassa1
I did a Pecha Kucha talk last year on fractals, so I still have the slides from that, and I can pad the thing out with more involved chat on specific subjects that the audience might be interested in, and images from the book.
I can bring a laptop and power supply, and backups of the files in PDF, jpg, etc. It might be fun to show people some fractal 3D models running (slowly) on the laptop in Blender, if the thing doesn't crash. Oh, and I have those plastic models of a few of them. So I guess I'd need a cable from the laptop to the projector.
Relevant URLs http://www.alt-fractals.com/ http://alt-fractals.blogspot.co.uk/
Social details twitter.com/alt_fractals twitter.com/eric_baird
I am a interactive designer, media artist (whatever that means and I run
V4Wedneday is a bit like the Digihub. Its a place where creative
coders/patches and non-programmers alike can meet, drink and check out some
interesting work from eachother, or do a bit of learning, all in real life!
The name is derived from the software vvvv (http://vvvv.org) that I use
heavily in my day job and do workshops on at V4Wednesdays.
I'm gonna be pointing out a few interesting I've been involved in, a bit of
V4W stuff and introduce the fruits of a labour from a collaboration between
myself and the artist/curator Jenkem Lethe. He and his team have been working
with V4W to produce an artwork driven by his unconscious, and he'll be
inviting the audience to discuss the the implications of the future of this
technology as part of this presentation.
Relevant URLs: http://www.V4wednesday.com