Hive concerts

— an insect-human-intervention

2013, 2016 by Till Bovermann

In cooperation with Melliferopolis, Till Bovermann installed piezo-based microphones into beehives of the temporary Hexa-Hive Villages near Ossinlampi (2013) and Tarja Halosen puisto (2016).

Invited international sound artists used the live sounds from the bee colonies as raw material for improvised soundscapes and live music at a sound picnic around the hives.

Artists so far included:

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Excerpts of the concert (2013).

Raw recordings from the hive (2013).

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Melliferopolis and Hexa-Hive Village with Airstrip for Bees are an intervention series hosted by Christina Stadlbauer and Ulla Taipale.

It was supported by Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsinki City Cultural Centre, Poikilo Museum, Kouvolan Betoni Oy and Metsäpirtin multa — Helsingin seudun ympäristöpalvelut.