Thursday, March 24, 2011

Urban Bees As Art

Artists Novie Trump and Susan Lomuto visited our rooftop this morning in dismal weather to record the sounds of the hive for an sculpture installation Novie is fabricating.  Bringing along a tiny but professional microphone, she had me place it in my most docile hive.

One of the challenges of recording in this urban environment is getting clean bee buzz without the interference of car horns, construction, airplanes and yours truly talking.  Our first attempt therefore failed and thus we replaced the mic and fully closed the hive.
Novie Gets Excellent Recording on Me Talking
That was much more successful.  Applause to Novie and her Susan for taking the ladder to the roof and dealing calmly with the bees!
DC Honeybees supports the arts!!