555 bugs Maria Komarova 2020

In 555 bugs, Maria uses found objects and self build electro-acoustic instruments to create a landscape where elementary materials find new meanings in spontaneous connections between each other. They interact, move, resonate and produce tiny sounds: rustling, crunching, squeaking, cracking. Objects become something else, specific sonic creatures with their own qualities. The seeming primitivity and repetitiveness of the soundscape brings the listener into a world of menthol buzzers, one-eye sirens, lemon tadpoles, ginger tigers, plastic bugs and other insects.

Maria performs with 555 bugs live and create site-specific installations, where objects resonate the space and the space resonate the objects.

She developed this project during her internship and research-residency in Overtoon, where she was working with an idea of linking disciplines of scenography and sound desing. There she started working with electronics and discovering its performative potential.

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Presentations of 555 bugs

555 bugs, performance, SOA 2022, Lisbon, Portugal, 2022
555 bugs, performance, CarWash Gallery, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2022
555 bugs @ NPP43, performance, Gaudeamus Festival / No Patent Pending, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2022
555 bugs @ Sonic Acts, performance, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2022
555 bugs @ hotelier, performance, Hotelier, Porto, Portugal, 2022