date and place of creation

September 2014

Musée savoisien

During the cadre du Bel Air claviers festival [Chambéry]



2 upright pianos

common name

Great green bush-cricket



like all insects, the great green bush-cricket has three pairs of legs, with highly developed hind legs so it can jump. it produces a strident sound by rubbing its wings together, known as stridulation.


3 or 4 cm in length, sometimes even 5 cm, with long, thin antennae. its colour varies from green to yellow.



It lives in grassy or bushy areas, on uncultivated land.


Its diet primarily consists of insect larvae and also plants.