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Maria has an ongoing interest in developing creative practice in communication and research alongside fungi. She uses a unique mushroom communication device developed on residence at the AiiA festival working with Michel Zurcher which allows for Maria to investigate the responses of mushrooms to external physical and sonic stimulus. 

The Tentaculae

Created at Theatre Snt. Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland, (2022) with subsequent showings at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra Festival (2022), the Creative Climate Awards (2023, NYC) and at the Intergalactic Space Jungle by the Makers World Artists in Huddersfield (2023)

The Mushroom Grove

Theatre Snt. Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland, 2022, video interview with Maria Sappho about the exhibition at:

Improvising and Composing with Non-Humans

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Workshop given by Maria Sappho, November 2022

The Mushroom Grove Interview

Maria Sappho, the AI Chimere and Mushrooms

Concerto for Virtualities and Orchestra

Transpecies Concerto

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