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Bioni Samp

I live in the UK in London, but am from near Leeds in Yorkshire. I've been keeping bees in London for 10 years and was first introduced to them at the age of 7.

I have a first class degree in Audio-Visual Studies (Film, TV, Animation, Sound Design) from Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College, England. And I have a PG Diploma in Electronic Imaging and Sound from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art an Design, Dundee University, Scotland.

Since 1995 I have been published as a electronic sound artist and have had several releases on labels in the UK and internationally.

About 6 years ago I started performing a series of beekeeping themed performances called 'Beespace or Hive Synthesis' using video with live or pre-recorded soundtracks using homemade audio equipment which I have continued to develop and add to.

Hive Synthesis attempts to create a symbiotic frequency relationship, like pollination and nectar exchanges, beekeeper and bees. The idea is to create 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.

See: http://bionisamp.wordpress.com/artsandtechnology/

Harp Art Lab | Harplinge Windmill | Sweden