[NetBehaviour] NetBehaviour Digest, Vol 545, Issue 1

Jorn Ebner je at jornebner.de
Tue May 7 12:57:49 CEST 2019

Dear Alan

thank you Alan, I am glad that the pieces seem to give a sense of intimacy. The sound material is mostly from the inside of the hives, recorded while thousands of these creatures are working, communicating and somehow reacting to the mics (they destroyed the foam). 

The squiggly players weren't intended to indicate bee tracking in the first place, although... - initially, they were meant to just not look like online audio-players :-)


> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 6 May 2019 10:33:51 -0400
> From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim at gmail.com>
> To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
> Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Melissa bee_scapes / new online sound piece
> 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 centuries. 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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