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Touch Radio 041: The Honey Bees of Cherry Garden Farm - The act of being stung

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    Cherry Garden Farm, Stelling Minnis, Kent

  • Performers

    Davidson, Marcus (speaker, photographer), Grove, Olivia (speaker), Harding, Mike (producer, speaker, recordist), Hill, Mary (speaker)

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    Mike Harding: 'Equipment used includes 2 x dpa 4060 mics, recording onto a Nagra Ares P-ll at 48k 24bit, and of course, a coathanger and bee suit... with thanks to Jane Beese at The Southbank Centre.'. Touch Radio website: 'Mike Harding was commissioned by The Southbank Centre to record bees for The Bee Symphony, to be performed on Sunday 6th September 2009 at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London as part of Pestival. The Bee Symphony, with music composition by Marcus Davidson (Spire) and bee recordings by Mike Harding diffused by Chris Watson, will be performed at “Cross Pollination – An Evening of Experimental Insect Music”, curated by Chris Watson. The recordings took place at Cherry Garden Farm, Stelling Minnis in Kent, England. The hives are owned by Olivia Grove on her seven acre small-holding. Also present were Marcus Davidson, who took the photos, and bee expert Mary Hill from Old Wives Lees. You can hear the voices of all four on the episode...' Programme first published on Touch Radio website, 12th April 2009.

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