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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.

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