[NetBehaviour] Melissa bee_scapes / new online sound piece

Alan Sondheim sondheim at gmail.com
Mon May 6 16:33:51 CEST 2019


This is really wonderful, there's an uncanny sense of intimacy with the
bees and the 'squiggles' appear like bee tracking?
 l love the quietude of the piece, the murmuring -
Alan

On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 5:27 AM Jorn Ebner <je at jornebner.de> wrote:

> Dear List
>
> I wanted to share with you my new online soundpiece called Melissa, which
> I was able to develop during an artists' residency in Krems (Austria) in
> April. Its consists mostly of bee_scapes plus a few human_scapes, recorded
> in the area. These longer sound pieces are accompanied by incidental
> sounds, not all related to animals. The bee_scapes material came from
> inside and outside hives owned by a local beekeeper who also runs
> workshops, etc. in town.
>
> http://sounds.central-peripheral.net/
>
> Ever since I started my research some time last year, I became aware that
> bees, beekeeping, etc. are both fashionable (urban bee keepers) and
> symbolic for the ecological desaster that we bring upon the planet. But it
> also goes beyond the obvious: there are hidden cultural practices dotted
> across the planet that go back cneturoes. It is amazing that we know a lot
> about the animals and at the same time we know very little.
>
> The piece consists of a collection of 36 audio players. Some are bits of
> story telling included in the source code, as the poetry is meant to be
> purely audio-visual.
>
> All the best
>
> Jorn
>
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