Thursday, November 18, 2010
The Insect Musicians (1986) is an album performed and produced by Graeme Revell. It is a symphony of tsetse fly, deaths-head hawkmoth, bog bush cricket, screech beetle, queen bee laying eggs, and 35 other insect sounds collected from around the world. Revell saw the potential for insects as an auditory art medium : « Perhaps the most fecund territory for future explorations in art and music lies in the miniature; in detailed experiments with nuances of rhythm and timber, detail and colour. And perhaps the ultimate horizon of technology is Nature itself.
Added bonus for me: it's almost what an epidemic sounds like.