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Amhrán na mBeach
(Song of the Bees)


Softday completed an initial research phase for a project entitled Amhrán na mBeach (Song of the Bees). We knew that we wanted the work to connect to the life of honey bees and current threats such as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). We approached the monks at Glenstal Abbey, who are keeping bees, to participate in this project. We involved beekeepers in Ireland and abroad as well. Data, field recordings and information collected during our research have been 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.