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Musicians gather to create music with cicada insects in New Jersey

Musical composer David Rothenberg and a bunch of other musicians gathered in Princeton, New Jersey for a once-in-17-years event playing his clarinet in tune with humming calls of cicadas that have emerged in the billions this year. As the insects surrounded the area, the 59-year-old composer and his colleagues held a spontaneous jam using the insects’ chirp as a guide. Subsequent to mating this spring, cicadas will start the 17-year process once more, tunneling into the ground and not emerging again until 2038.

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