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"BE was formed as a collaboration between artist Wolfgang Buttress, musicians-Tony Foster, Kev Bales, Deirdre Bencsik, Camille Christel, scientist Dr. Martin Bencsik and 40,000 honey bees.
At the heart of all the music is the sound of the bees, the hive drone and specific bee communications captured by Dr. Bencsik. The idea is that the musicians collaborate with the bees - it seems that they lead the way and the musicians let the music form naturally around them."
@erinbee Martin is living his best life
@erinbee as a cellist I'm soo into this 😂
@erinbee I would simply buy a different cello
@dustin idk, why surrender to the bees when a musical bee condo is where it's at
The Professor and his wife have more than one cello, and its also part of his research..
>Dr Bencsik has published material on the following:
The condition monitoring of honey bee hives using the time course of vibrations produced by bees.
@redoak Love it! 🤣
Martin, Martin. There are at the /least/ 20,000 bees inside your cello.
@emsenn To be fair to Martin, he just says "full of bees." It's the narrator with the lazy estimate.
@erinbee Ah, well, wouldn't want to treat a person with a cello full of bees unfairly.
@bzedan Wow! It's kind of amazing how the bees just kind of roll with the vibration from the music and it doesn't seem to change their behaviour at all.
@bzedan Also, both the cello guy and the clarinetist are doctors - kind of a neat commonality
@erinbee I know he uses queen pheromone (the context I learned about it was a Tony Todd interview about Candyman), so they’re maybe extra chill from that, but yes! It honestly goes to my personal feels that the clarinet is one of the chillest instruments.
Totally lolled super hard
@erinbee I want a violin full of bees
@nein09 I wonder how many bees would fit in a violin, and if there would be extra challenges positioning it 🤔
@erinbee 1. No idea, maybe 500 or so? 2. You’d have to be careful that none of your new bee friends were chilling on your chinrest or somewhere your neck needs to be.
Look! The bees are on mastodon!
There can only be one queen in a hive, except for when young virgin queens are born. This signal is a challenge call from a virgin queen honey bee that has already emerged from her cell challenging another unborn queen in a display of strength. "
@erinbee missing cw insects
@erinbee [extremely cello full of bees voice] cello full of bees
@erinbee this is the most nottingham thing I've ever seen
@erinbee I can't help but read this in the kind of cadence you see in MTV's Jackass.
@erinbee this is not how you win orchestral auditions
@erinbee What are you doing in this guys cello?
@turion Please, Erin was my father. Call me 20,000.
@erinbee my new band is Cello Full of Bees.
@erinbee Something something obvious Eddie Izzard joke
@erinbee Martin stan account
@erinbee does he... does he play it... with, the, 🅱️ ?
@erinbee the second image turned this from "scary cryptid shit" to "cryptid farmer art project"
Tis going to be a sweet cello, in the near future...
@erinbee I'm happy for you Martin
@erinbee ughh i wish that were me
@erinbee a very nice cellist once applied to be my roommate but i was not prepared to welcome their ~20,100 little friends (their backup instrument was full of exotic frogs)
@erinbee cellists, right? such characters!
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