The sting of the bee lingers,
and the bird vocalizes a new tone.
Collective field recording, lecture-performance participatory listening,
& voice, audio composition surround piece. [2023]

No. 1 Collective Field Recording

The sting of the bee lingers, and the bird vocalizes a new tone acts as a cooperative learning project. By using movement and engaging in deep listening to imagine alternatives The sting of the bee lingers… asks how and where “dominant ideas about space and knowledge” can be challenged but also, more importantly, who can reconfigure these terms.

The project has a central sound essay, along with 3 listening sessions where guests involved in Zukunftshof discussed the historical onsite about the connections between literal and social mobility, own Environmental Policy, and the need to balance personal responsibility with collective action.

Project produced thanks to Improper Walls.
Curation by Alejandra Zapata.
Images by Milos Vucicevic

Part of the first edition of the An(other) South, an art festival that aims to stimulate reflection on the notion of identity of the global South.

Supported by BMKOES - The Ministry of the Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of Austria.

The 20-minute piece is composed as a mixture of intimate journalling of finding abundance, reparenting soil, and our relationship with the sacred, the dimensions of devotion, rituality, and the ontological that speaks to us of the depth of the bonds of centuries.

This site-specific work is linked to wider constellations of embodiment, cycles of scarcity and repair, and landscape tides and flows inviting the audience into a space of collective listening and reflection on how land and water hold onto and release memory, histories, and emotions.

It is a multi-layered reflection on the non-linearity of land.

No. 2 The listening sessions:
What happens, then, when we refuse to conform to these land enclosures? What happens when encircling walls come undone?

Each session is 20min, starting with a short introduction to the activity and the topics at hand.
  1. In the first stations we would listen, and explore the different layers that inhabit in sound from the categorization, measurement, hierarchies, and assumptions.

  1. Follow by the exploration of the physicality and movement in convergence with sound. The textures and transformations the environment goes through.

  1. And finally, the personal narratives that individually and collectively are found in nature.

Station 1. Observations involving measurement and geometry of our environment.

what we count is what we perceive?

what we share is what we consider relevant?

Station 2. Sonic Wayfinding,

Wayfinding helps us guide people through a physical environment and improve their

understanding of space, especially complex built environments. This exercise invites people to reflect deeper on their relationship with sound and the visual representations it connects them

with in order to challenge their thought process between accuracy and expression, tradition and experimentation, between direction discovery.

Station 3. Scoring Nature

Are there connections between city-building and music-making?

In this activity, students will think about architectural compositions as sound scores that connect the city as an ecosystem of multiple actors. Instead of grades, scores will be used to generate ideas.