Zurkubuk. Nux Stridens

2019
Sound Sculpture, Piezoelectronics / CMOS

25 x 25 x 40 cm

In the private collection of Siri Bax

A nocturnal creature and a city-dweller by nature, the grasshopper inhabits the nutshell of a Pterygota Alatata. Once stimulated, the insects' pars stridens mechanism resounds. By gently rubbing body parts against each other, a kind of chirr begins. The oscillations are modulated in a cascade of aleatoric piezoelectric vibrations that emerge into rhythmic chants. They vary in expressiveness and intensity and follow the desire for communication and proximity.