555 bugs  Maria Komarova Oct 2019 -

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.

Research projects by Maria Komarova

555 bugs - research
Holidays from the Bigger World
555 bugs


555 bugs