This sort of jamming with cicadas happens once every 17 years

This summer, billions of cicadas are emerging from their 17-year existence underground to send a great buzz over much of North America.

David Rothenberg is a professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Rather than get annoyed with all the bug racket, he’s decided to collaborate with them on some music. Rothenberg loves cicadas.

He’s been doing this for a while, too. Here’s another one of his interspecies jams from 2013 that he calls “Bug Music.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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