A colony of bees has suddenly (this afternoon) taken up residence in the roof of our backyard shed and is spilling into the inside as well. There is a slight opening at the back of the shed where the colony have made their passage. I attached a single lapel mic to the end of a broomstick and very carefully (gently) stuck the microphone in the opening to capture the sound of the colony. This is in mono, but the recording captures a variety of activity over a seven-minute duration(with a little suburban sound on the periphery) I’ll see if I can make a stereo recording later on; but it may be a bit tricky given the small size of the opening and not disturbing the colony too much.
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Tristan Louth-Robins (*1981, Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian artist working principally in the medium of sound art. Ideas of sound and its signification are key elements in Louth-Robins' work, traversing the space between the visual and aural his sound art is realised through the mediums of recordings, installation and performance. He is interested in sound and its associative implications - including its relationship to objects, technology, urban space and the natural world. Since 2005 Louth-Robins has performed and exhibited work in Australia and internationally as a solo artist, whilst occasionally collaborating with visual artists, musicians and performers. In 2010 he completed his MA at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, South Australia. View all posts by tristanlouthrobins