Friday, February 25, 2022

Scientifically Speaking with Irene Moon performing in Los Angeles for Touch 40

Scientifically Speaking with Irene Moon will perform Lovely Moth as part of the Touch 40 ( festival. Touch, the UK-based imprint and publisher, will celebrate forty years of activity (1982-2022). Touch has grown organically and independently and continues to make ideas-based decisions in a world of changing technology, tastes, and digital freedoms. Irene has appeared on Touch Radio performing "My Queen and I," a recorded lecture about bees. She also performed in a fantastic Touch event at Rymar Auditorium that included the Bee Symphony where humans sang with bees. The Bee Symphony, consisting of recordings of bees by Mike Harding (Touch) and Chris Watson (‘The Life of Birds’, ‘The Life of Mammals’, ‘Life in the Undergrowth’ and ‘Life in Cold Blood’) and a vocal score by Marcus Davidson (Spire) will be performed live by Chris Watson and five singers from the University of York, conducted by Marcus Davidson. The Symphony was originally commissioned as part of the Festival and performed in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.


Sunday, January 23, 2022

A 5-Minute Hour

Irene Moon and the Begonia Society are part of the 2nd episode of GX Jupitter-Larsen's new online variety show, A 5-Minute Hour. We include a 1-minute Microtheter on various insects and other invertebrates. These are coming once a week from his studio and Irene Moon will be part of the next four (and hopefully more)!

The Macroptheter is small theater, generally filmed under a microscope and the actors are those that are more difficult to see.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Art of the Insect Collection

As part of the recent exhibition "In Collaboration with Earth" at the Glass Box Gallery (UC Santa Barbara),  I presented a series of museum specimens with related artifacts. The first drawer of insects is all regional bees to Santa Barbara, California. The second drawer focuses on the Western Monarch. Discussion and Microtheater about the insect boxes were performed live during the exhibition and can be revisited on Facebook. In short, the insects are the stars!

Friday, November 5, 2021

Extending Anthophila research through image and trait digitization (Big-Bee)

 I am pleased to announce a new collaborative project called Big-Bee for the exploration of bee natural history traits via images and morphology. This three-year National Science Foundation funded project is a collaborative effort across thirteen US institutions and we will be digitizing bees from all over the world. Love bees, keep an eye on this project to see many lovely images. 

Big-Bee is also supporting a few new arts research projects, including a radio series called The Buzz, inspiring new Irene Moon performances and video collaborations.  Please keep in touch and find out more via the Big-Bee website at Buzz to you!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Irene Moon performs at The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara July 23, 2021

Irene Moon is performing during the closing reception for an exhibition by Shana Moulton at The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Shana Moulton will be performing The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column and Irene will present Lovely Moth, a new lecture about moths and your best behavior.

Both performances will also be broadcast via INSTAGRAM LIVE @mcasantabarbara starting at 5:15 pm. Starting at 6:00 will be a public closing reception. Please come join us at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara patio.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

People Like Us, Irene Moon, Porest, Ergo Phizmiz & Gustav Thomas at Cafe OTO

Join us for a London party! In celebration of 30 years of People Like Us. Tickets on sale now for this as of now:

30 YEARS OF PEOPLE LIKE US – People Like Us + Porest Mark Porest + GWILLY EDMONDEZ Gustav Thomas + Irene Moon + ERGO PHIZMIZ at CafĂ© OTO

Friday, May 21, 2021


A new performance by Irene Moon uses R software programming language to make music.  As quoted from the beepr documentation: "beepr is an R package that contains one function, beep(), with one purpose: To make it easy to play notification sounds on whatever platform you are on. It is intended to be useful, for example, if you are running a long analysis in the background and want to know when it is ready."

It is ready!