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Re: OT:Insect swarming inspires jazz software
At 7:36 AM -0700 5/10/02, deknow wrote:
>i've been using longish (1.5min) loops of my beehive for more than a year
>(i installed a stereo mic pair when i built it).
I've used the sounds of bees and other insects in several pieces,
most notably in my theater piece OX (1987) where I mixed them with
short wave radio sounds. I got the bee recordings from an artist in
Oakland who was doing an installation piece in which he used to sit
for hours on end with his head and shoulders inside a glass-walled
beehive. The bees build their honeycombs around him without incident.
OX also had an olfactory element; the piece ended with the lighting
of a large beeswax candle in the shape of Icarus, with wicks embedded
in his wings. During a narration of the story of his flight too near
the sun, the wings of the wax figure melted down and filled the
theater with the aroma of beeswax.
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