Edging The Swarm (trailer)09/22/10
Lewis and Richard put together a trailer of their performance documentation from Sonic Horticulture at Terrarium in Hoorn:
Edging the Swarm.
Lewis Wright & Richard Houguez
Hoorn, Netherlands 9/11/2010
As part of Sonic Horticulture, an audial territory was created around the gallery on an occupied radio frequency. In a similar way to how bees scout out a radius from their hive, a survey of sonic ecologies was carried out in the surrounding area of the building, mapping the transmissions through a customised receiver.
The sound is composed of synthesised and distorted music with vocal chantings, drawing on the ritualised practices of keeping bees across different cultures.