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.