Softday have just completed the initial research phase for a project entitled Amhran na Beacha (Song of the Bees). We know that we want the work to connect to the life of honey bees and current threats such as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). We have also approached the monks at Glenstal Abbey, who are keeping bees, to participate in this project. We hope to involve beekeepers in Ireland and abroad as well. Data, field recordings and information collected during our research will be used to shape the composition. The life of so many plants and animals on planet Earth are dependent on the existence of bees. Humankind have urbanised and commodified both our own lives as well as the bees. We are exploring these issues through music, sound art and multimedia.
This project will have its world premier the 27th of April 2013 at 15:00 in Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
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