An inspiring phenomenon was observed from a seminal research on mosquitoes from the University of Greenwich: to find a partner of the right species type, male and female mosquitoes rely on their ability to “sing” in tune.
Truce is an interactive sound installation by artists Robin Meier and Ali Momeni exploring a mosquito’s natural synchronisation behaviour highlighting the musical interactions between insect and computer.
When male mosquitoes change their buzzing frequency to synchronise and match that of a female mosquito, this enhances the mosquitoes’ ability to copulate mid-flight.
The computer produces a stimulus sound derived from the North Indian classical vocal tradition of Dhrupad and three mosquitoes independently tune their buzz to the sound.
Part of Sonica 2013
|Duration||31 October 2013 - 03 November 2013|
|Times||11am – 6pm|
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