Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The second in our series of music performances this season (as part of the Canada Council "Music in Alternative Spaces' program) is by Sarah Peebles and takes place on next Wednesday (February 20th) at 9pm. "Pollinator Series: Hive Study for room and solo performer" is a quasi-improvisational, quasi-chance performance piece/installation transforming the 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. Bring your own cushions, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, etc. and roam, rest or nap in the space.