A new study has shown that male and female mosquitoes respond to each other's presence by shifting the pitches of their whine until they match. Females gradually increase their pitch, by speeding up how fast their wings are flapping while males lower theirs, by slowing down until they are at the same frequency, in perfect harmony.
Made using manipulated mosquito recordings; provided and recorded by Professor Ian Russell, Neurobiology. Sussex University.
Commissioned for Signal
Semiconductor make Sound Films which reveal our physical world in flux; cities in motion, shifting landscapes and systems in chaos. Since 1999 UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joseph Gerhardt have been exploring many processes of digital animation to produce experimental films and live animation. Central to these works is the role of sound, which becomes synonymous with the image, as it creates, controls and deciphers it; exploring resonance, through the natural order of things. Finely crafted digital work is combined with analogue processes that tailor the randomness and errors within computer systems as co-conspirator.