Visitors to Australia during summer will often ask the origin of the drone heard in bushland. Cicadas make a buzzing drone to attract a mate, after sometimes spending years buried as grubs.

Here's what a mature adult cicada looks like and here's the exoskeleton they leave behind during metamorphosis.

Earlier this year I offered my haiku poetry to Marco at Naviar Records and he selected a poem about cicadas.

I was stoked to hear musical interpretations, such as Lee Rosevere's, as well as improvising my own piece about the soundtrack to an Australian summer.