Zodiac Discussion Forum

The frequencies of …
Clear all

The frequencies of a vibrating spider web have been made into music

4 Posts
3 Users
Posts: 764
Prominent Member
Topic starter

I am always curious about language, any language. I found this research magnificent.
“Decoding the spider web” .
Language is infinite !!!

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2274185-the-frequencies-of-a-vibrating-spider-web-have-been-made-into-music




Posted : March 24, 2022 5:44 pm
Russ Thompson
Posts: 268
Reputable Member

More spider music:

David Yow – Tonight You Look Like a Spider

Slint – Spiderland


That was too much!

Posted : March 24, 2022 9:38 pm
Posts: 51
Trusted Member

Similarly, from 1986.


Graeme Revell “The Insect Musicians”


Created from:
A1 – Indonesian cicada, meadow grasshopper, Death’s Head hawkmoth, African cicada.
A2 – Tse tse fly, giant woodwasp, Bog Bush cricket, rufous grasshopper, wood cricket.
A3 – Gnats (courtship swarm), hawkmoth, hornet, Oakleaf miner, giant woodwasp.
A4 – Screech beetle, African cicada, field cricket, wood boring beetle, conehead grasshopper, hive bees (worker & disturbed swarm).
A5 – red wasp, Indian cicada, field cricket.
B1 – house cricket, European cicada, wood boring beetle, African cicada, hornet, queen bee (laying).
B2 – field cricket, wood cricket, Indonesian cicada, Deathwatch beetle, Death’s Head hawkmoth.
B3 – drone fly, field cricket, Australian cicada, queen bee.
B4 – hive bees (disturbed), wood boring beetle, queen bee, European cicada, Death’s Head hawkmoth.
B5 – hive bees, house cricket, queen bee, Oakleaf miner, worker bee.

Posted : March 24, 2022 11:58 pm
Russ Thompson, Marclean, Russ Thompson and 3 people reacted
Posts: 764
Prominent Member
Topic starter


That is very cool!

I love alternative works around communication , new ways of reading the world around.

I imagine that if we “scan” our bodies, from the first sign of life, we would have beautiful music (and horrible too)

I also imagine the language of colors being “decoded”. It is an infinity of forms of communication. The chemical, physical, visual, involving sound, light (pulsars, etc.)

I hope you have understood me, the English language is not part of who I am (after all I think in Portuguese),



Posted : March 25, 2022 3:54 pm
Russ Thompson, CZ85, Russ Thompson and 3 people reacted