Amhrán na mBeach (Song of the Bees)
Update: We are working on the postproduction of all audio and video from the event and we want to make the finest artefact from of this work. We're hoping to annouce and official release date and venue in July.
Based on four years of scientific data about bee diseases and colony losses in Ireland, Softday created musical scores for the Glenstal Abbey Choir, organ and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. A sound art composition was also created by the Softday Apiary Ensemble, based on field recordings carried out by the participating beekeepers in their respective habitats.
The world premiere performance of this work took place in Glenstal Abbey Church, the 27th of April 2013, 15:00.
Thanks to all performers for giving is us an outstanding and extraordinary performance. We have just started postprocessing of all photos, video and audio and you will shortly get some clips via this page and our gallery.
We are now working on the design of a physical artefact to hold the resulting media.
If you would like to give us some feedback about Amhrán na mBeach (Song of the Bees), drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org