20 February 2008 12am - 12am
Wednesday February 20th, 2008, 9pm
Pollinator Series: Hive Study for room and solo performer is a quasi-improvisational, quasi-chance performance piece/installation transforming the Mercer Union gallery space into a sonic honey bee hive featuring sounds of masses of bees recorded inside glass jugs and hives, cicada, and airplanes. Using material initially recorded over several days near Wellington, New Zealand at Lindsay’s Apieries, Peebles mixes, layers, manipulates and projects these sounds together with the shoh — the Japanese mouth-organ which has made use of beeswax for the past 1,500 years. You are invited to roam about the space, nap or sit where you like – BYO cushions, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, etc.
This project is part of the Canada Council’s Music in Alternative Spaces program.