In 555 bugs Maria Komarova uses found objects and home-made 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, creaking. Objects become something else, specific sonic beings with their own qualities. The seeming primitiveness and repetitiveness of the soundscape transports the listener into a world of menthol buzzers, one-eyed sirens, lemon tadpoles, ginger tigers, plastic insects and other insects.

Maria performs live with 555 bugs and creates a site-specific performative installation, where objects resonate the space and the space resonates the objects. She developed this project during her internship and research residency in Overtoon, where she was working on an idea to connect the disciplines of scenography and sound design.

Co-funded by OVERTOON and the Creative Europe program of the European Union.