INFODETOX: FRI 21:00 – 22:00 // Main Stage
Before the rational framed hive, before industrialisation, before ecocide, there were bees and their sounds. Listening to the gentle buzzing of bees is known to have a calming effect… But bees can be angry too… Bees are the sentinels of our ecosystem, our pollinators, our society blueprints… and more.
Bee Frequency Farming performance attempts to create a symbiotic frequency relationship, like those between pollination and nectar exchanges, or between beekeeper and bees. As a result of Samp’s Eleonore infoDETOX residency that took place in June 2015, Samp performs with his ‘bee frequency log hive electronic apiary’, a sound installation set up during his residency where daily harvesting (recordings), processing (audio) and distributing (listening) take place via qr code ‘seed’ cards and streaming online.
Samp has been building log hives and collecting bee hive sounds from London, Sweden, Slovakia and Linz. Bee recordings are amplified inside the tube of the log hive, the distorted sounds reverberate off the circular walls and are projected outward. The simultaneous international bee voices across Europe call our attention. Collectively they are a loud global protest, a link to the past, to an active, sustainable connection with nature.
Bioni Samp creates experimental electronic music, live and on recordings. He also seasonally works with bees. When not beekeeping, he makes custom audio software and hardware, which he uses in creating his sound , constantly evolving between ‘ambient / experimental / field recordings / noise / techno‘.