Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Music and Mix

After an intense period of editing and composing I recorded the violin part with the marvellous Oli Langford and then a hop skip and a jump over for the final mix with the magnificent Peregrine Andrews


Spirit of the Beehive is to be broadcast 11am Friday 2nd Sept 2011, BBC Radio 4.

There was no way to squeeze into the programme all I've learnt about bees and my great enthusiams for our amazing buzzing friends, but I hope it wets the appetite and encourages those who listen to think feel and explore the wonderful life of the honeybee.

Recording Jan Olsson at La Ruche in Paris

Quick trip to Paris on the eurostar to record artist Jan Olsson in the artist community La Ruche (the beehive).  La Ruche was founded by Alfred Boucher a philanthropic sculputure who created what is today a very beautiful space for artists to live and work - and yes it looks like a beehive, and as Boucher intended full of productive artists creating art like honey!

The Golden company Installing Hives at Nomura Investment bank

Further recording with the The Golden Company, learning about Beekeeping in Hackney - followed them to Nomura Investment Bank in the city - where they installed hives on the roof - and how do you get hives ontop of an investment bank?  - why take them up in a window cleaners cradle.. quite a sight! Great views of the Thames from up there!